Best Practice Employee Onboarding
The employee onboarding process doesn’t have to be a clumsy classroom orientation and reams of paperwork. Businesses can now use online software can automate compliance training and record keeping, making the employee onboarding process professional, compliant and timely.
First impressions count
Research shows that new hires are much more likely to stick around if the employee onboarding process is smooth and organised. The costs of recruiting, hiring and training new employees are significant, so it makes sound financial sense to develop an employee onboarding process that makes the best possible impression on your new and sought-after hire.
The Employee Onboarding Process that works
A good onboarding program starts from the recruitment processes and includes the time between the job offer and starting date, as well as the orientation which takes place once they start.
There are many ways that technology can create efficiencies in your onboarding processes. Employee onboarding workflows which uses a HRMS (Human Resources Management System), combines with an LMS (Learning Management System) is ideal as it will streamline the employee onboarding to a point where nothing is left to chance.
Using these two applications in synchronisation, you can create workflows which ensures that the employee onboarding process follows a predefined sequence of events for scheduling, training, notifications, reminders, essential document collection and reporting. By automating some of the processes and including self-service processes, you can save significant amounts of time for your team and ensure compliance.
- Enables a self-service employee onboarding process
- Eliminates unnecessary paperwork and processes
- Rock solid compliance records
- Defence against adverse action
- Increases employee retention and engagement
- Builds trust and strengthens alignment with company goals
- Massive savings on time and resources
The right software applications will allow you to monitor each applicant/employee’s progress through the stages of recruitment and employment. You can generate custom reports, compare individual and team performances, assess your department managers’ success rates and conduct virtual performance reviews.
Talk to us
TANDI are creating the perfect onboarding combination. We already offer an easy-to-use, yet powerful LMS, which can host all of your online training – YES we have ready to use Employee Induction Training available and can create custom content for you.
We will soon be launching the TANDI HRM, which integrates with the LMS and will more than meet your needs and expectations. We are currently looking for early adopters of the HRM who will work with us to perfect this product.
Contact us to find out more about our HRM and to nominate to be an early adopter and/or discuss how we can tailor online resources for you
Click here to find out more about our online training.
Quick tips for successful Employee Onboarding
- Be organised for their first day. Make sure all of their equipment is clean and ready to use (including software downloaded to computers). Set their desk up in a welcoming way. Show them you are excited to have them join your team.
- Give them a ‘starter kit’ which might include some basic stationary such as notepads, desk calendar and pens.
- Check in regularly with them on the first few days to make sure they are going ok or if they need any help
- Provide them with a ‘buddy’ who can be their go to person for general workplace questions and to make sure they feel welcomed.
- Don’t overload them with paperwork – give electronic copies of documents, rather than reams of paper.
- It is very important that they don’t feel like they are in the road and you don’t have time to get them up to speed. Ensure they are doing meaningful and relevant activities as soon as possible.
- Familiarise them with their work team and encourage activities which will help them build working relationships with relevant team members. This includes you as the manager; why not take them out for coffee at the end of the week and have an informal catch up?