New employees can easily feel overwhelmed at the beginning – How many departments does the company have? What are the principles and values? What do customers expect and what services are currently in focus? Luckily, the onboarding process includes a real onboarding event.
Onboarding process – a good start right away
The seminar “New at TÜV Rheinland” informs all new employees about the strategic orientation, culture, and future prospects of TÜV Rheinland. Two days of the seminar are filled with lectures, group work, excursions, and networking opportunities. The idea behind the event is to give participants an overview of TÜV Rheinland’s multi-faceted portfolio. I still remember my own participation well. I was surprised at how diverse the company is. Many people often only associate the company with the TÜV badge on their car, but there are many other exciting areas. After the seminar it was clear to me: TÜV Rheinland inspects technical systems, products, and services, supports projects and designs processes for companies. Today, one of my tasks is to host the event and make sure that all company divisions present themselves. For me, the most exciting part of the onboarding event is the direct exchange with colleagues from the different departments. That’s why I always learn something new at every event.
Onboarding event: information, fun, and networkingi
All newly hired employees of TÜV Rheinland are invited to the seminar. The participants are deliberately chosen from a cross-company group so that everyone can get to know as many areas of the company as possible. The onboarding event will take place at the company’s headquarters in Cologne. In addition to the corporate headquarters, many other TÜV Rheinland subsidiaries are also located here. Participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the creative world of the Innovation Space, explore server rooms in the Service Center Technology, experience tests at the solar test rigs live, gain an insight into corporate communications in the newsroom or even look over the shoulders of testers during materials testing. The remaining hours will be filled by experts from the specialist areas, who will present a colourful mix of methods. In addition to classic presentations, there will also be interviews with the contact persons in the style of a talk show. The Mobility Division is preparing a quiz and the Products Division is setting up a table with a wide variety of tested objects. This makes it possible to explain the difference between softlines and hardlines in a memorable way. The first day will be rounded off with a few drinks in the hotel in the evening. All seminar participants spend the night in the hotel so that networking can continue in the evening hours. The next morning we continue with an exciting program.
The onboarding event is well received
The costs for the seminar including accommodation and meals will be covered by TÜV Rheinland. We receive only positive feedback from the participants. It makes us proud that the new employees rate the onboarding event so highly. I’m already looking forward to the next time and am very excited to meet the many new colleagues.