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Onboarding Employees in a GMP Environment: Best Practices for Foundational Employee Success

Wednesday, 13 September 2017  11:30 AM PDT, 02:30 PM EDT

Training Duration = 90 Min                    Sponsored by Online Compliance Panel

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Onboarding in a GMP environment leads to some questions and confusion. Are contractors treated the same as long-term employees? Where does GMP Training end and HR training begin? When can employees begin working? How differently should new and transferred employees be treated in the onboarding process?

Fortunately, there are measures you can take to increase the likelihood these employees will stay with your organization. A well-designed onboarding program is an integral part of your company's culture. It not only promotes new hire retention, but also can have new hires contributing independently to the business more quickly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the onboarding process in the context of compliance
  • Interact with human resources to create a coordinated onboarding strategy
  • Differentiate the training requirements for full-time employees and contractors
  • Distinguish training requirements for new employees vs. employees transferring internally
  • Prioritize training items to insure compliance
  • Reduce the learning curve for new or transferred employees

Why Should You Attend:

Compliance considerations, your quality culture, and work culture are all important points of focus. Additionally, where does employee "onboarding" end and real "job training" start? Your onboarding effort is critical in so many other ways too, as it represents your only opportunity at a first impression, and allows you to shape early motivation for your new employees. Although many hiring managers and other supervisory personnel struggle with onboarding, there are simple steps you can take to ensure a successful and compliant program.

This course will address the issues that accompany onboarding new or transferred employees and enable you to navigate them successfully.


  • FAQs for employee onboarding
  • Management's expectations for new employees
  • HR onboarding
  • Quality's role in the onboarding process
  • GMP training requirements
  • Handling full-time employees vs. contractors and other temporary personnel
  • Benchmarks for training and competency


Michael Esposito has 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and 13 years experience in GMP training and document management. He has worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division in a variety of areas including Packaging, project administration, Quality Assurance, Government Contracts, translations, systems training, and international operations.

He collaborated in the development and implementation of the training portion of the Consent Decree workplan for McNeil and revised their introductory GMP course. He is a member of the training organization GMP TEA and is fully fluent in Spanish. His areas of interest include systems training, training effectiveness, post-training user support, process improvement, and sustainable packaging.