Reimagining onboarding from a People Ops perspective means taking a comprehensive view, not simply looking at onboarding as a set of tasks or activities that must be completed.

Reimagining onboarding from a People Ops perspective means taking a comprehensive view, not simply looking at onboarding as a set of tasks or activities that must be completed.

People Ops teams instead treat onboarding as an interconnected experience that provides both the employee and employer the tools and knowledge to work successfully for the long term.

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Approaching traditional new hire activities from
a People Ops perspective can have a big impact
on employee retention and satisfaction

“We really try to find ways to say yes,” said Laszlo Block, former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google when asked about what makes People Operations different from Human Resources in a 2015 interview. Credited with popularizing the term and philosophy of People Ops, Block coined the term when he rebranded Google’s HR function in 2006 to reflect the company’s people-first employment ideology.

 

Nearly 15 years later, small businesses everywhere are making the switch to this more modern-day incarnation of HR. As you do so at your business, here’s how and why you should be rethinking onboarding.