Sandia’s onboarding journey is intended to inspire excellence and instill Sandia culture and diversity in new employees through an enriched orientation and onboarding experience that provides a solid foundation and key focus on their future career while aligning with the Lab’s mission and strategic direction.
Our mission is to unleash the power of employees by developing a seamless onboarding transition that begins prior to hire through the first year of employment, providing a positive and welcoming first impression, framework for future success, and an opportunity to build lasting, impactful relationships with a diverse and inclusive workforce.
The onboarding journey at Sandia has five phases providing a consistent framework and experience for all employees across sites. Identified onboarding actions will help ensure new hires are best prepared to start contributing upon start through their first year of employment. Opportunities to create and support inclusion and diversity engagements are also integrated into the overall experience.
View the information below to learn more about each of the phases and what a new employee will experience from the time an offer is accepted through the first year of employment.
World-class onboarding involves effectively executing to a consistent framework. Ensuring defined roles, responsibilities, and a collaborative approach across Labs-level and divisional onboarding programs is essential. Sandia’s established Division Framework and resources by onboarding phase helps to drive a consistent new hire experience. Framework governance supports a customized integration of culture, networking, career support, strategy immersion & direction, as well as job skills and training. The offered resources compliment program elements and are available to stakeholders to deliver a world-class onboarding experience.
Virtual Onboarding requires some additional steps to prepare for a successful socialization in the organization. This is an option for new employees who are unable to come onsite or will be approved to participate in a virtual work agreement. It is essential to make the necessary arrangements and complete appropriate actions prior to the employee’s start date. Upon hire it is also important that the hiring manager and administrative assistant provides the necessary resources and equipment, providing continued contact in support the onboarding journey. See Prepare for Virtual Onboarding to get started.
Building relationships with new employees is integral to the onboarding experience. We seek to prepare new employees to solve the nation’s greatest challenges on day one through fundamental curriculum and positive engagements to build relationships and create an environment for long-term retention.