On-Boarding Program

MHEDA offers several tools to help members effectively on-board new employees. These tools are exclusively for members. If you are not a member, join now to gain access to these valuable member benefits!

Why engage in a structured on-boarding process?

  • 86 percent of CPMA respondents felt that a new hire’s decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment.
  • One-third of approximately 1,000 respondents took a survey by BambooHR and said they had quit a job within six months of starting it.
  • Of those respondents who left within the first six months,
    • 23% said “receiving clear guidelines to what my responsibilities were” would have helped them stay on the job.
    • 21% said they wanted “more effective training,”
    • 17% said an introduction to a helpful co-worker would have made all the difference.
  • The cost of losing an employee in the first year is estimated to be at least three times salary.
  • 22% of turnover occurs in the first 45 days of employment. 

Free On-Boarding Templates

Choose the In-Person Version or Remote Version

MHEDA partnered with Communication Performance Management Associates (CPMA) to provide FREE On-Boarding templates designed specifically for MHEDA members. These two fully customizable Excel spreadsheets, In-Person On-Boarding and Remote On-Boarding, are a $2,500 value, and are available to members at no charge. Both versions are designed to allow you to edit it to fit your company’s needs. The templates are yours and you are not required to maintain the original format. They are dynamic documents and we’re excited to provide them to member companies at no charge. 

Plus, Andy McNulty of Communication Performance Management Associates, author of the spreadsheets, has agreed to provide MHEDA members with basic-level support to ensure ease of use. Contact Andy for support at 513-252-6552 or mhedaonboard@cp-ma.com

Watch Introductory Webinar (requires member login)

Order and Download In Person On-Boarding Template (requires member login)

Order and Download Remote On-Boarding Template (requires member login)

If you have trouble downloading the template, please contact Kathy Cotter at kcotter@mheda.org or 847-680.3500 to request a copy.

Free Material Handling Industry Fundamentals

Use this resource for your new hires or existing employees to learn about various types of material handling equipment and their applications.  MHEDA extends gratitude to MHI for providing a link to these fundamentals and to the various associations and product sections within MHI for this information.

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Online Courses in the Learning Management System (LMS)

On-Boarding: What do we do with the new hire?
presented by Andy McNulty, Founding Partner, Communication Performance Management Associates
A high turnover rate of new employees is not the employees’ fault – it is the employers’ fault. An effective on-boarding program creates an environment where employees are 69% more likely to stay beyond three years and not just stay, but stay and actually be productive. This presentation explains why you should have a structured on-boarding program, steps to get started, and practical examples of how the process is used.

Register for the Course (requires member login)

Forklift Bootcamp 5 Part Series
presented by Dave Baiocchi, President, Resonant Dealer Services LLC
New employees will have the best chance to succeed if they first gain a basic understanding of our industry, our products, and our terminology. Forklift Bootcamp is a series of 5 parts that gives the industry background needed to start out right. The course is available as a complete 5 part series or individual sessions.

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Material Handling Bootcamp 6 Part Series
Focused training for the Storage and Handling Industry

Presented by Russ Hennigar, President, Material Handling Bootcamp Company
Whether you are new to the industry or an experienced veteran who needs additional knowledge, this 6 part series covers all aspects of the material handling industry in easy-to-digest chunks of content. Register in the MHEDA LMS for each of the courses individually or the discounted complete series.

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Free Women in Industry Mentoring

Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers and is becoming increasingly popular across all career fields and industries. Mentees will benefit from networking with an established professional and receiving honest feedback and advice in key areas such as communication and leadership skills.

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