Best Practices – New Hire Onboarding

An effective New Hire Onboarding process

Gone are days when employees used to stick to one organization in their whole career. According to a recent study,  every year approx. 15-90% of employees change their jobs, depending on their industry. So effectively almost every organization brings in a major lot of the new workforce every year.

What is Onboarding?

It is the process of getting new hires adjusted to the social and operational aspects of their new jobs. It helps the new hires to learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to function effectively within an organization.

What are various aspects of Onboarding process?

A typical Onboarding process involves steps like issuing offer letters/ joining letters, filling employment forms, issuing ID card or company assets, informing company policies, explaining new job and role (orientation).

The Onboarding process can be divided into 3 key steps

  1. Pre-Joining – Offer is rolled out to a new employee and he/ she is in the transition of joining the new workplace.
  2. On-joining – They day employee joins the organization.
  3. On-boarding – Effectively on an average first 3 months are spent in orientation and training on a new job.

Why does Onboarding matters?

According to a survey, a new hire makes a decision to stay long-term with an organization with first 90 days of joining and vice-versa. If new hires feel welcomed into the organization and are helped to prepare for their new jobs, they will contribute better.

So can organizations offer a WOW factor during Onboarding process!

Some best practices to improve the Onboarding process:-

  • Make the first day on the job special
  • Design and implement formal orientation programs
  • Monitor progress over time
  • Utilize technology
  • Engage key stakeholder at the different levels of joining

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3 replies
  1. incom
    incom says:

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