Employee onboarding is a great way to engage with your employees when they first join your business. In recent years, there have been a number of employee onboarding schemes that have proven influential in enabling new employees to be part of company culture from the moment they are hired.
After all, all employees should have a positive on-boarding experience when they join any company and it’s crucial that any new employee has the materials, information and tools they need to succeed in their new role from the moment they step through the door of a new company.
Proven to improve talent acquisition, increase productivity and promote better company culture, implanting effective on boarding strategies will certainly benefit all areas of your business.
We’ve created a helpful guide to employee onboarding – covering what’s good and works well.
Your new employee’s first day
Effective onboarding on your employee’s first day is crucial. After all, this will be your employee’s first impression of your company, values and of course, their new role.
With this in mind, you should carefully plan the day so that your new employee has a positive experience from the moment they arrive. From ensuring that a colleague is waiting to greet them on arrival through to giving your new employee a tour of the office and building they are going to be working in, there’s lots of ways that you can make sure they feel welcome.
But that’s not all, a welcome meeting is also a great opportunity to introduce members of the team, go over the individual’s new role and even cover how success will be measured.
On the first day, a formal HR onboarding meeting should also be carried out covering everything from company policies, holidays and company structure through to your company’s mission, expectations and values. Of course, these should all be formally documented.
The first week
Your new employee’s week is likely to fly over and it’s highly likely that they will be feeling extremely overwhelmed, especially if they have had to absorb a lot of information over the course of the week.
With this in mind, you should schedule regular 1:1 meetings over the first week, set clear objectives so they know what they are working towards, provide regular feedback on their initial tasks and schedule introductory meetings with each department so that they gain a well-rounded insight of your business.
During the first three months
During the first three months, your new employee will still be finding their feet, so it’s crucial that you still continue with the regular 1:1 meetings, monitor performance and remember, you should also schedule a 30-day check in to address any concerns or performance issues.
All of these tactics play a huge role in ensuring that onboarding is a success.
Contact us today to see how we can help in planning your onboarding for new employees to make this a seamless and engaging process.