2014 Best Onboarding Program Winner: Netflix

The 2014 Humorous Beginnings Award for Best Onboarding Program goes to… Netflix!

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John had this to say about Netflix’s onboarding program:

You can’t have a better beginning to your career than an informal meeting with the CEO.

Here’s the nomination for Netflix:

Organization: Netflix (http://www.netflix.com)
Submitted by House Of Cards!

The onboarding process at Netflix puts the employee first starting even before they hire. It includes them being able to select their own laptop, an assigned mentor for starting the first few days, real work projects in the first week, and a small informal meeting with the CEO.

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2013 Best Onboarding Program Winner: Intel

The 2013 Humorous Beginnings Award for Best Onboarding Program goes to… Intel!

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Mary Kay had this to say about Intel’s onboarding program:

“What an amazing way to introduce new employees to everyone else. Energizing for both new folks and current employees.” –Mary Kay

Here’s the nomination for Intel:

Organization: Intel (site)
Submitted by Anon

Intel celebrates their new employees by literally rolling out the red carpet for them. New Hires walk along a red carpet during the first day of orientation that’s lined with photographers taking pictures. They then introduce themselves onstage and get applauded into the company.

Be sure to check out all of the 2013 Corporate Humor Award Winners.

Humorous Beginnings Award for Best Onboarding Program

The finalists for the 2013 Humorous Beginnings Award for Best Onboarding Program are:

Organization: Intel (site)

Submitted by Anon

Intel celebrates their new employees by literally rolling out the red carpet for them. New Hires walk along a red carpet during the first day of orientation that’s lined with photographers taking pictures. They then introduce themselves onstage and get applauded into the company.

Organization: Ritz Carlton (site)

Submitted by Dan The Man

The Ritz Carlton welcomes new employees by showing an inspirational video about Ritz Carlton’s goal of being in the top 1% of the hospitality industry. They also focus on two important messages to the new hires: You are part of a world class organization AND we’re lucky to have you.

Organization: Zappos (site)

Submitted by Zippy

New Zappos employees get quickly ramped up in an intensive five-week training program, during which employees are offered $2,000 to quit if they don’t feel they are a fit for the company. That’s right, new employees are offered money to LEAVE, and yet people still stay to work for Zappos.