When your candidate accepts the position, the next steps matter – from preboarding to new hire fulfillment to first months on the job and onward. You’ll want to get the “new hire” to “productive employee” fast. The onboarding process drives what new employees will share with others and influences whether they’ll decide to stay or go.
How can you ensure a positive first impression? How do you minimize the “quick quits” (those who decide to leave within the first 90 days)? It’s time for a strategic, formal employee onboarding program that provides a warm welcome, a detailed plan for helping the employee learn the basics and connect to the culture. Today’s onboarding technology can provide automated management of the whole process to eliminate the paper chase, the time, and the boredom of manual new hire processes.
To help you jumpstart your program, here’s a detailed checklist of the key elements to include in your onboarding process.
- Engage the employee before day one
- Initiate internal logistics preparations
- Create a great day one welcome
- Connect employee to people and introduce responsibilities
- Fully engage employee into the company
- Continue full year of onboarding and ask for feedback
By following this employee onboarding checklist, you’ll help the employee connect into the organization fast and establish that long-term commitment that has new hires saying, “I’ll stay!”Employee Onboarding Roadmap