Rethink New Member Onboarding
The time between election day and swearing-in can be a whirlwind of new information, urgent decisions and meetings - and it's even more overwhelming for anyone without those intervening days, such as the winner of a special election. There's a lot that could be done to improve the onboarding process and give new members a better start to their time on the Hill. That could include more input from freshmen members who just went through that ringer, a full-time paid staffer to help members-elect navigate and delegate, and better timing of specific orientation information. Onboarding should also be sure to include continuity, telework and cyber-security training.