How to Update an Outdated Employee Onboarding Process
Establishing an effective employee onboarding process is critical for creating a positive new-hire experience. Starting new hires off on the right, supportive foot means that they are more likely to feel welcome at your workplace and fit in with your team right away. If employees feel comfortable, they are more likely to stay with your company, which reduces the time you need to spend on finding new employees. Employees who go through an effective onboarding process are also likely to be more engaged and productive. By taking the following steps to update your employee onboarding process, you can help welcome new team members with ease.
When planning your onboarding process, you should be proactive when planning and communicating. Begin onboarding in advance by communicating with your new hire before their first day. This will help make Day One much less overwhelming. Sending new-hire paperwork and helpful details like what to wear, what to bring in, and an onboarding checklist can help the employee prepare successfully.
Prepare an Orientation
Many employers consider orientation and onboarding to be the same, but in actuality, an orientation serves to prepare the employee for the onboarding process. While onboarding prepares the worker for their job, orientation includes:
- A tour of the facility
- An introduction to company technology used
- A brief overview of the company’s mission
- Access to an up-to-date company org chart
- A review of company culture and etiquette expectations
If you are hiring new remote employees, you can use screen-sharing technology and video tours to provide them with the same information.
Make Onboarding Interactive
Modern technology allows for a much more interactive employee onboarding process. This means you can get creative with your onboarding videos and activities to make the process more engaging and interesting to new hires. You may utilize employee onboarding software to provide a dynamic company directory that gives employees the ability to search on their own and learn “who’s who” in the organization.
Personalize the Process
Every employee is unique, which is why personalizing the onboarding process is essential for success. Each new team member should receive onboarding materials specifically relevant to their role and location. Tailoring each onboarding experience that meets each employee’s needs and preferences will improve the new hire’s job satisfaction and productivity.
Learn from Feedback
Finally, a great way to always improve your employee onboarding process is to solicit feedback from new employees and make adjustments. By being open to input, you can gain valuable insights that help you make improvements in the future.
By taking the time to update your onboarding process, you are taking simple steps to ensure that your employees find success and satisfaction at your company.
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