Engage New Hires with
Stories from their Peers

audience listening to new hire presentation

Enhance your virtual onboarding program
with storytelling


Day one has changed. It may look less like stepping into the office with a new suit and more like sitting down to a laptop. Again. New hires are going to need something more to give them the flavor of working with their colleagues under one vision. They’ll need information they can relate to personally now and throughout the employee engagement journey. Stories share the knowledge of others in a way that creates natural feelings of connection and ownership.


When first days and first weeks might have been overwhelming at times, now they may be colored by a sense of isolation and disconnection. Stories have a time-tested power to create engagement whether we have gathered together in one place or are listening remotely. Our virtual employee onboarding program uses storytelling to enrich cultural understanding, increase role clarity, and create belonging from day one.

Company culture

To a new hire, your company is a story that has not yet been told. When she listens to the CEO tell your origin story or a manager talk about a client interaction, she’ll see your culture in action and know what your brand stands for. All cultures pass on unique knowledge through stories—your company is no different!

Role Clarity

With each story told by a relevant speaker, your new hire gains critical information that prepares her to succeed in her job. Storytelling supports job preparedness because listeners develop an “as-if-lived” experience of the behaviors and actions they hear in each story that they can easily recall once on the job.

Employee Engagement

Stories are a team sport. The more a new hire listens to stories from her peers, the more she will feel a sense of belonging to the team, even when working remotely. Social bonding through storytelling promotes trust, understanding, and stronger workplace relationships.

Studies show that well-onboarded employees have shorter time to performance, deeper cultural assimilation, and are less likely to leave their jobs. Let us work with you to excavate and craft the stories they need to hear, delivering unique and powerful learning content that’s lasting and scalable. Revolutionize your new hire onboarding experience with storytelling!

Stories Prepare New Hires to Do Their Jobs from Day One

When a manager excavated her experiences from the field as stories, they became a way for her to transfer critical knowledge in a relevant, memorable, and actionable form. For one new hire, it was the most engaging training she had been to.

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“The other impact of the training has been performing at a higher level. Instead of having to go in right away with no background about what to expect, our staff are far more prepared for that first meeting.”

—Caroline Nobo Sarnoff, Measures For Justice

About Narativ

Narativ was founded in 2000 on the belief that storytelling humanizes communication. Co-founder Murray Nossel put his method down in writing in Powered by Storytelling.
He and Narativ trainers coach individuals and train teams to connect with their audiences through the power of storytelling.

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