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ASCLD Train the Director – Successful Onboarding in Crime Laboratories

ASCLD Train the Director – Successful Onboarding in Crime Laboratories

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This webinar originally occurred on June 16th, 2021
Duration: 1 hour

Onboarding involves integrating a new employee into your organization. Also known as organizational socialization, onboarding is an important process that sometimes becomes an afterthought in the rush to start a new employee. It’s important to engage employees quickly so they can become productive members of the organization as soon as possible. Many times, the bulk of onboarding new crime lab employees falls on supervisors and managers that may not have a background in human resources.

In this webinar, the presenter covered key components of successful onboarding in a crime lab, including setting employee expectations and making the employee feel like part of the team. The presenter went over an onboarding checklist so you can devise one that suits your agency’s needs. Lastly, the presenter discussed how successful onboarding can get the new employee “fired up” and increase employee engagement overall.  

Detailed Learning Objectives:
1.) Recognize the importance of onboarding in organizational development
2.) Evaluate your agency’s onboarding plan and devise a checklist specific to your agency 
3.) Analyze the outcome of your agency’s onboarding plan  

Presenter: Samantha Webb | Manager of the Identification Section at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

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Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

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