The process of educating an employee once he or she comes onboard can last for a number of months. This involves providing the new employee with the knowledge, skills, and other information required to start contributing successfully to the organization. At iComp Payroll & Human Resource Services in Minneapolis, MN, we provide an employee onboarding software solution that can help you enhance the efficiency of bringing employees onboard and helping them become successful within the organization’s mode of operations.
Here are some tips for successfully onboarding new employees:
The time between when a new hire receives the job offer to when that new hire starts his or her position can range anywhere from days to weeks, to sometimes months. This intervening period is a good time to build anticipation for the new employee, make them feel welcome, and provide them with important information they will need to start off successfully.
Making the hiring experience rewarding and welcoming can leave a good long-lasting impression on the new employee. This may include a providing the employee with a welcome email, welcome package, orientation program, work tools and resources, and an introduction to colleagues.
Involvement from a senior leader with the onboarding of a new employee can help the new hire learn about the company’s history, culture, values, and behavioral expectations of its employees.
It is important to let new employees know what success for them means in their new role. This should be combined with telling them exactly what they need to do and explaining how they can become successful in their role.
This type of software can reduce the use of paper forms, prevent data entry redundancies, make the entire process more streamlined and efficient, and ensure every task is completed in the important early stages of onboarding.
Having an experienced peer in the organization help a new hire learn the ropes can make the new employee feel more comfortable and willing to ask certain questions they otherwise may hesitate to ask a superior.
Allowing new employees to choose their own workstation setup (as much as is feasible) can give them a sense of freedom that promotes their success.
Giving new employees an opportunity to provide feedback on their experience in the company after their first week or first month can inform managers and others of any issues to be dealt with or changes to be made for the benefit of the new employees and others.