on February 23, 2018 Library Education

Webinar: Engaging New Employees

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In this how-to workshop, Michelle Merritt shares how she developed a new employee orientation program to build employee engagement right from the start. Michelle shares her experience building a program from scratch--what worked, what didn’t, and what they plan to do to expand their existing program. All of Michelle’s tips are scalable so you can make them work no matter how big or how small your library is. Your library staff are your greatest potential asset. With a team of people who are fully trained and engaged there's no limit to what you can accomplish.


This webinar was originally presented Tuesday March 13 at 12:00 pm Mountain Time

Here are the slides Michelle used:

Tapping Employee Potential

Here are the surveys Michelle referenced:

ACPL New Employee Orientation Survey

ACPL New Employee Orientation 90 Day Manager Follow Up Survey

ACPL New Employee Orientation 30 Day Follow Up Survey

ACPL New Employee Orientation 90 Day Follow Up Survey

Michelle Merritt

Michelle Merritt is a corporate culture, training and communications leader with 15+ years’ experience leading organizations to find cost-effective people focused solutions in challenging and fast-paced environments. She is recognized as a strategic thinker and creative problem solver, distinguished for implementing effective organizational change. Michelle joined the Allen County Public Library Team in 2016 where she leads the Customer Service Team, manages training and development for all 400 ACPL employees, and served as the Interim Communications Marketing and Development Lead. Michelle is the former Vice President of the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, ranked one of Northeast Indiana’s Top 101 Most Connected Professionals, an active community volunteer and advocate, frequent keynote speaker, and recipient of the 122nd Fight Wing’s Recognition of Outstanding Support Award.