CUSTOMIZED NEW HIRE ORIENTATION, ONBOARDING AND MORE

AN ADAPTABLE BOARD GAME THAT ALLOWS YOUR
ORGANIZATION'S TRAINING CONTENT TO SHINE

Feeling Connected, Not Just Oriented

Too often new employee onboarding consists of checklists, lectures, outdated videos, and the new employee doubting whether they made the right choice. While administrative tasks and checklists have their place in onboarding, the key to early employee retention and productivity is creating a deeper sense of connection to the organization.

Employees who aren't exposed to a structured onboarding program cost more, are less productive
and are more likely to leave.

of new hires are lost within their first three months

Up to 20% of employee turnover happens in the first 45 days

30% of companies reported that is takes a year or longer for a new employee to reach full productivity

— Society for Human Resource Management & HR Industry

Product
Overview

Embark™ is a team-based learning experience that puts the “wow” factor back in onboarding.

Through an interactive, game-based framework, Embark introduces employees to the organization’s mission, vision, values, and culture. Further topics dive into how the business operates, its clients, processes, and strategies for success. As a day-one activity, employees feel immediately connected to their new organization, not just oriented.

CLIENTS:
Emory University
Protiviti
Guidewell
Whirlpool

“The program was both fun and informative. After leaving I felt empowered, engaged, and ready to get started!”

— Resource Manager, Protiviti

“The program was both fun and informative. After leaving I felt empowered, engaged, and ready to get started!”

— Resource Manager, Protiviti

The Experience

Working together in small teams around a colorful game board and materials , new employees discover information about their new organization.

They bring their own unique experiences and points of view to the table, enriching team dialogue with diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Friendly competition among teams keeps the energy high, and a facilitator provides context and leads large group discussions.

Learning Outcomes

As a customized game, Embark can teach new hires:

  • Your organization’s missions and values
  • How your organization makes money
  • Who your customers are and how you work with them
  • How your organization is structured
  • Solution methodology, key processes
  • How they can contribute to your organizational success right away
  • And more!
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Customization

Embark is a customizable framework, providing a time-tested pattern for game mechanics and the opportunity for all program content to be specific to the organization. Working with Paradigm Learning’s instructional designers, organizations create a fully customized onboarding experience.

Rounds of the game can be interspersed with visits from guest speakers, other necessary day-one information (IT, HR, etc.), and videos.

Customization

Other Applications

As an adaptable framework, Embark can be used for a variety of other purposes as well, such as communicating a strategy (strategic alignment), checking knowledge and application of previously communicated information (team-based role-play or practicing articulation, such as a value proposition in sales or customer service).

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