Ensuring a seamless onboarding experience for new employees is pivotal for fostering engagement and retention. Surprisingly, approximately 60% of businesses overlook setting goals or milestones for their fresh recruits, leading to a mere 12% satisfaction rate among employees regarding their onboarding process.
To guarantee a stellar onboarding journey, it’s crucial to have a comprehensive onboarding plan in place. We’re here to guide you through the process.
Check out your ultimate onboarding checklist:
Before the First Day:
- Consult with the new employee’s future manager to understand their initial objectives
- Prepare all essential documents, including induction checklists and an employee handbook
- Arrange a clean and well-equipped workstation for their convenience
- Establish necessary accounts for email and relevant software access
- Send them pre-reading materials to ensure a smooth start
- Introduce the newcomer to the team and provide a tour of the office
- Verify their identification and work eligibility, discussing any relevant paperwork
- Equip them with all necessary materials to grasp their new role
- Conduct a thorough briefing on key health and safety protocols
- Clarify their responsibilities and emphasize their contribution to the organisation
- Assign a challenging yet manageable project to showcase their skills
- Ensure completion of essential paperwork and contracts
- Set clear goals and milestones for their probation period, scheduling regular review meetings
- Share the company’s long-term vision and their role in achieving it
- Regularly check in to ensure their satisfaction and understanding of expectations
- Facilitate relationship-building with key colleagues
With this comprehensive onboarding checklist, you’re prepared for success. Feel free to contact us if you require any assistance along the way.
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