Online HR Employee Onboarding and Motivation Course | Alison

The New Alison App has just launched Download Now

Human Resources - Employee Onboarding and Motivation

Learn about the essentials of employee onboarding and employee motivation in this free online training course.

Human Resources
Free Course
In this free online training course students will learn about onboarding and motivating new employees. Discover how to create an engaging program, follow up with new employees, and how to set your expectations. This course will also cover psychological theories behind motivation, determining personality types, and learning personality roles in motivation. So why wait? Start this course today and learn about encouraging growth and development.





View course modules


This course, Human Resources - Employee Onboarding training and Motivation, will provide you with an understanding of the purpose of onboarding and how to prepare to onboard a new employee. You will learn about the items to include on your checklist for the onboarding process, how to create an engaging program, and how to follow up with new employees. You will be able to explain how to set expectations for yourself, the program, and your new employee. You will also learn about the importance of being resilient and flexible, how to assign work, and how to provide valuable and constructive feedback.

This course then explains the process for motivating employees and keeping them motivated. You will learn about the basics of motivating others, including taking a look at Herzberg's Theory of Motivation and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. You will also learn about other theories of motivation, such as the object-oriented theory, reinforcement theory, and expectancy theory.

This course then wraps up by taking a look at personality types and the role of personality types in the motivation process. You will learn how to set goals, build a personal toolbox for motivation, and how to motivate on the job. By taking this course you will learn to address specific morale issues and keep yourself motivated. So why wait? Start learning today.

Start Course Now

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of onboarding
  • Label tasks to be done and create a checklist for the onboarding process
  • Discuss setting expectations
  • Categorize personality types and understand how to best motivate based on personality type
  • Outline the psychological approaches to motivation


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


    You have received a new notification
    Click here to view them all