Onboarding

One in four new employees leaves within two years. Given that it takes an average of 18 months for a new joiner to contribute at the same level as an established colleague, the financial cost is almost as great as the human one.

At key stages in their emotional journey, individuals choose to either engage (“this is for me”) or disengage (“I’m not sure”). The crunch points are:

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A clever employer manages this journey as avidly as the recruitment process that found them in the first place. This way everyone considers themselves part of the furniture.

We’ve worked with Unilever and Accenture on their onboarding programs. To discover more about how we can help you, get in touch.

Recommended topics

A tour of your mind
Use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to understand what makes you tick and why you do the things you do. Participants will:
  • Discover how their mind works
  • Recognize the implications of how they live their life
  • Understand the strengths they bring
  • Spot some of the pitfalls that they would be sensible to watch out for
  • Appreciate the differences that other people offer and learn how to embrace them

Available in these formats:

Workout
Action-packed 90 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Virtual
Virtual learning, real discoveries. Instructor-led, online, for up to 12 people.
Go large
High energy experience for groups from 50 to 1,500.
Workout pro
Immersive 180 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Cresting the curve
Life is a roller coaster. Spend more time at high points.

Participants will:
  • Discover how to find out where they are in the change curve (most of us are going through several different change curves at any one time)
  • Appreciate why they are at this stage and what they can do to ease the journey through the next stages
  • Decide what practical things they can do at each point in the curves to increase time spent at the high points and reduce the depth of the curve
  • Consider the barriers to cresting the curve and how to remove them
  • See what they can do to spot where other people are at on the curve and what they can do to help them

Available in these formats:

Workout
Action-packed 90 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Virtual
Virtual learning, real discoveries. Instructor-led, online, for up to 12 people.
Go large
High energy experience for groups from 50 to 1,500.
Workout pro
Immersive 180 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
First 100 days
Research suggests that it takes six months to create value in a new job. By employing the right tactics we can reduce this to 100 days.

Participants will:
  • Set their priorities for their first 100 days
  • Explore ways to make sure their time is spent how they want and how to avoid becoming their predecessor’s shadow
  • Uncover how to turn their lack of knowledge to everyone’s advantage
  • Think through how others will see their arrival and examine what preemptive action they can take to ease the path
  • Develop a plan for their first 100 days

Available in these formats:

Workout
Action-packed 90 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Virtual
Virtual learning, real discoveries. Instructor-led, online, for up to 12 people.
Go large
High energy experience for groups from 50 to 1,500.
Workout pro
Immersive 180 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Give me strength
Being able to identify and understand our strengths can help us get more energy from our everyday lives. Participants will:
  • Get their own personal strengths profile to keep (including realized strengths, unrealized strengths, learned behaviors and weaknesses)
  • Explore what their strengths mean in practice
  • Identify how they can maximize the use of their strengths in the tasks they are doing at the moment

Available in these formats:

Workout
Action-packed 90 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Virtual
Virtual learning, real discoveries. Instructor-led, online, for up to 12 people.
Go large
High energy experience for groups from 50 to 1,500.
Workout pro
Immersive 180 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Having presence
We can change our level of presence by consciously changing the way we think and behave. Participants will:
  • Understand more about what presence looks like
  • Become familiar with when to increase and decrease their level of presence
  • Understand how they can think themselves into having more presence
  • Practice tools and techniques to help them gain presence when they want it
  • Plan for a situation where they want more presence than they normally have

Available in these formats:

Workout
Action-packed 90 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Virtual
Virtual learning, real discoveries. Instructor-led, online, for up to 12 people.
Go large
High energy experience for groups from 50 to 1,500.
Workout pro
Immersive 180 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Managing expectations
We can avoid disappointment by making expectations explicit and communicating changes as they happen.

Participants will:
  • Understand how expectations are made, implicitly as well as explicitly
  • Reflect on when we set expectations too high or low and what happens as a result
  • Understand the errors people make when setting expectations and how to avoid them
  • Look at how to alter expectations and manage opinions

Available in these formats:

Workout
Action-packed 90 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Virtual
Virtual learning, real discoveries. Instructor-led, online, for up to 12 people.
Go large
High energy experience for groups from 50 to 1,500.
Workout pro
Immersive 180 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Me Inc
By intentionally creating our own personal brand, we consider how we want to be perceived by others. When we do this, we manage relationships better and become more aware of our own behavior.

Participants will:
  • Develop their own brand essence
  • Plan a clear brand strategy to communicate and market "me" consistently
  • Know how to use their personal brand to increase their influence and the depth of their business relationships
  • Learn skills to refresh their personal brand along their journey

Available in these formats:

Workout
Action-packed 90 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Virtual
Virtual learning, real discoveries. Instructor-led, online, for up to 12 people.
Go large
High energy experience for groups from 50 to 1,500.
Workout pro
Immersive 180 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Pathfinder
Get more of what you want from your working life by taking control and opening up your options. Participants will:
  • Understand the benefits of adopting a pathfinding mindset and what it entails
  • Reflect on what helps them flourish at work and what that will look like in two years’ time
  • Discover practical tactics to take ownership and get what they want out of their working life
  • Explore ways to appreciate the resources open to them and spot opportunities, making the most of what’s available to them now
  • Identify ways to start experimenting straight away

Available in these formats:

Workout
Action-packed 90 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.
Virtual
Virtual learning, real discoveries. Instructor-led, online, for up to 12 people.
Go large
High energy experience for groups from 50 to 1,500.
Workout pro
Immersive 180 minutes, instructor-led in a classroom for up to 20 people.

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Call +44 20 7376 0626

uk@themindgym.com

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