An intentional plan for onboarding is an important way to set new leaders up for success. An effective on-ramp to your team ensures that your volunteer leaders will feel welcomed, sets them up to “win,” increases their engagement and satisfaction, improves their performance, increases their retention, and reduces the time it takes for them to “hit the ground running.” A great onboarding process also helps to minimize frustration and the initial awkwardness that can come with a new role and a new environment.
Companies take the business of onboarding new employees very seriously. I would argue it’s even more important for volunteer roles in the church or nonprofits. Making a fantastic first impression should be your goal through the whole onboarding process. That’s why I’ve created a FREE tool to help you to do that. It contains a list of 6 important things to create and 44 subsequent questions to ask to make your onboarding process a success.
If you’d like a free copy, you can get it right here.