Are you in the process of evaluating onboarding solutions for your organization?
Onboarding solutions are not just about forms and workflows. Onboarding is about employee experience and talent retention. You do not hire to put people on payroll systems, you hire to keep talent, develop talent, and energize talent to produce good things for your business. You will want to evaluate any onboarding solution across three elements:
- Online forms management – Deploy electronic forms with pre-populated data and electronic signatures to drive efficiency and accuracy
- Personalized workflow automation – Deliver personalized and contextual content to the right people at the right time
- Engagement – Connect new hires to mentors, buddies and cross-functional departments to drive engagement and acculturation
Most onboarding solutions you consider will do some basic things well. But most will never do all three – especially the ”retention things” – very well. Because retention is not about forms or workflows, it comes from engagement. To drive employee retention, engagement activities need to be intentional, personalized and supported with content that is delivered at the right time. That is why most onboarding solutions look at workflow as transactional, not engagement focused.