Development of a robust program with consistently applied features for diverse hires that foster inclusion and belonging. The program makes a deliberate effort to convey culture to new hires and what it means to the organization. 

Early

  • Onboarding is very basic, undifferentiated, and reliant on corporate HR/IT (e.g., here’s where you work, your equipment, and your employee handbook)

  • Diversity values, culture, and policies are articulated in welcoming materials and include hearing about DEI initiatives 

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    Making sure all new hires are aware of ways to engage with Employee Resource Groups (affinity groups) 

Intermediate

  • Onboarding has some elements that are supportive of Inclusion goals (e.g., buddy program)  

  • Checkpoints are included in onboarding process to ascertain that all hires are acclimating well and address any issues or questions that arise

  • Handbook includes information on how to embrace diversity practices 

Advanced

  • Onboarding has robust consistently applied features for diverse hires that are designed to foster inclusion and belonging (e.g., thoughtfully selected buddy who is held accountable to certain standards of new hire engagement, introduction to employee relations or affinity groups, etc.)  

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    There’s a deliberate effort to convey culture to new hires (e.g., explaining the intangibles that lead to success, offering illustrative professional stories, etc.) 

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