Recruitment and Onboarding
The onboarding process for new employees is a bit different from traditional onboarding where you usually start with your primary work on the first day. Enreach provides new employees with training in their academy for two months.
Coach and HR-specialist Kim Helmer, “That sometimes feels like a ‘car wash’. In those two months, new employees get a spectacular amount of training, coaching and information. In the academy, the focus is on the individual, the team and the roles. All trainings aim to make the new employee familiar with Holacracy and the self-organized way of working. Besides that, it’s also training on ‘how do you give feedback?’ And ‘why is feedback important in a self-organized way of working?’ And we’re giving them support and personal development.”
Kim continues, “That’s a huge investment and necessary because if you don’t have a manager, how do you ensure that you keep growing and that you understand? How do you ensure that you understand the business needs on one hand and your personal development needs on the other hand? And where do they cross, where do they damage with each other? So all different types of onboarding are done in the first two to three months to ensure that new employees land in the organization and really feel what is needed and what we expect from them. This is a nice example of the impact on HR issues within self-organizing companies that scale-up fast.”