Onboarding plays a critical role in engaging workers and setting them up for success. Key factors in successful onboarding include role clarity, self-efficacy, social acceptance, and knowledge of organizational culture. With the proliferation of remote working, and only 14% of co-workers being fully engaged at work (ADP Research Global Workplace Study 2020), onboarding has become more difficult. People with part-time or contingent roles are 50% less likely to be fully engaged than those with full-time jobs. Overcoming physical distance, isolation, facilitating team-building, and providing all workers, FTE and contingent alike, with a successful onboarding experience are growing challenges.
Often missing from the onboarding experience, even in the best of times, are easy ways to understand working relationships outside of hierarchies, knowing who to call with specific questions, and insights into co-worker’s skills, experience, and interests. These connections to work in progress, how it’s getting done, and who’s doing it typically take months of informal information sharing. With mentally and now physically disengaged co-workers, understanding these informal networks can take even longer.
Gemini helps facilitate successful onboarding through robust people data visualizations that are accessible across the entire organization. Gemini Teams™ provides workers with knowledge of informal and value creation structures so they can see where they fit in, and who they can reach out to. Org Navigator™ allows workers to drill down through org charts into individual worker profiles facilitating professional and personal connections. FTE and contingent workers are included, providing all workers with better role clarity and self-efficacy.