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Feb 5, 2019

A great onboarding experience involves plenty of forms, a few handshakes, and a small chance of a working laptop - or so it might seem. But does it have to be so bureaucratic?

We think not. On this week's GoodPractice Podcast, Ross G and Owen are joined by the CIPD's David Hayden and GP Strategies' Danny Seals to explore a better approach.

We discuss the link between recruitment and onboarding, the role of the manager, and the characteristics of a great experience. And we take a stab at defending the word 'onboarding'.

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this episode, you can find us on Twitter @RossGarnerGP, @owenferguson, @HaydenDavidhrd and @DannyBoy83.

The article David referenced from Personnel Today is available at:

David also recommended The Building Centre, at:

The last time Ross mentioned Freakonomics was in episode 110:

And the source for Ross' fact about Alexei Leonov's handgun was The Two Sides of the Moon, by Leonov and David Scott, available at: 

The CIPD's podcasts are available at: 

And Danny's MindChimp podcast is on Podbean: