Stay in touch - ongoing communication will help you to ensure that the employee is succeeding and has all the tools they need for continued success. The better the on-boarding process and follow-up, the more likely you will avoid employee turnover. Make sure new employees feels comfortable with … [Read more...]
Orientation & Onboarding Tip 7: Provide new employees with written objectives and responsibilities for their new position.
Even if it may seem that the job description, job objectives and responsibilities have been discussed thoroughly throughout the hiring and orientation process, it is essential to provide written objectives and job responsibilities as well as a training plan. The written document(s) will help the new … [Read more...]
Orientation & Onboarding Tip 6: Have all paperwork ready for your new employee on day one, from Human Resources, Payroll and the Benefits offices.
A well-organized essential document packet will give the employee confidence that their employer is detail oriented and efficient and that all legal and financial documents are in place. Things to include in your package might vary, but here is a list of commonly included documents: Federal … [Read more...]
Orientation & Onboarding Tip 5: Make sure new employees are ready to work on the first day.
Prepare the new employee’s work area with the proper tools and equipment ahead of their arrival so the new staff member feels comfortable and has everything needed to smoothly transition into the new position. Four essential areas to have ready at the new employee’s work station: Have the … [Read more...]
Orientation & Onboarding Tip 4: Give new employees a tour of the office.
No matter the size of your operation, the office tour is essential to ensure that the new employee knows where to find things and who to go to with certain questions or problems as well as providing a good overview of systems and processes. Three things to keep in mind as you tour the office with … [Read more...]
Orientation & Onboarding Tip 3: Provide new employees with written policies.
New jobs are stressful. New people, new responsibilities, new rules, new culture – it’s a lot for a new employee to comprehend and remember. A clearly written agency policy handbook is an essential reference tool for all employees, but especially for new employees. Your employee handbook … [Read more...]
Orientation & Onboarding Tip 2: Make sure your new employee has a proper orientation.
The orientation process should be designed to make the new employee comfortable and capable in their new position. In addition to ensuring that training and tools are available for them to be successful in their new position, it’s important for the new hire to feel comfortable with his co-workers … [Read more...]
Orientation & Onboarding Tip 1: Prepare for your new employee’s arrival.
Onboarding a new employee begins well before the employee’s first day on the job. Manage expectations with regular communication with the new hire prior to the start date. It will ensure that both parties understand the conditions of employment and will make everyone more comfortable on the first … [Read more...]