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Employee Onboarding: A Complete Guide To Setting Your Teams Up For Success


Employee Onboarding: A Complete Guide To Setting Your Teams Up For Success

by TalentLMS / Published: May 23 2024

What it's about

Onboarding is essential to equip new hires for success. This guide offers tips, checklists, and strategies for effective employee integration, catering to startups and established companies alike, regardless of industry.

Key chapters

  • What's Onboarding And Why Does It Matter?

    Onboarding helps new hires learn about their new role, their new colleagues, and their new company (its culture and its goals). The benefits include increased employee retention, financial savings, faster productivity, and better branding.
  • What Onboarding Includes

    For onboarding to be effective, it needs to last longer than a day or a week. Ideally, it should stretch from the moment the employee's contract is being signed to 6 months or a year into their new role. It also needs a structure that reflects the different stages in the process.
  • How New Hires Feel About Onboarding

    Understanding how new hires feel about onboarding and what they want it to include is essential to its success. Clarity around job roles, information about career development, an insight into the culture, and the opportunity to meet their manager early on, all rank high in their expectations.
  • Who's Responsible For Onboarding?

    Onboarding doesn't just rest with your HR team. There are a number of key roles involved at different stages in the process, from a recruiter, line manager, and IT support to a buddy and mentor.
  • Building A Successful Onboarding Process

    There's a lot involved in onboarding. So it helps to have a checklist for all of the key areas. Use these to guide you through the process. But remember to update and amend them as your program evolves.
  • Evaluating The Onboarding Process

    Because of its multi-faceted nature, onboarding can be hard to evaluate. But knowing what to measure and how can help make it more manageable. Key metrics should include performance and productivity, turnover, knowledge assimilation, workflow efficiencies, resourcing, and engagement.
  • Best Practices For Remote Onboarding

    With hybrid and remote working continuing to grow, more companies are moving over to online employee onboarding because it breaks down the traditional barriers of time and location. And it works for every type of employee—whether they're based on-site, at home, or a bit of both. But onboarding 100% remote employees calls for its own format and approach to make sure your new hires are engaged and connected.
  • 10 Useful Onboarding Tools

    There are lots of standalone tools, apps, and online resources you can use to design and deliver your onboarding program. Using a Learning Management System or onboarding training software you can integrate these to provide a more seamless, intuitive, and consistent experience.
  • 4 Employee Onboarding Email Templates

    Communication with your new hires is key. So, we’ve crafted a series of email templates you can use to make your job easier. Just tweak them as you see fit and send them according to your timeline. Here are the 4 most important ones for you to add to your toolkit.

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