Onboarding begins with your job advertisement and continues throughout the recruiting cycle. There is a good chance your employee checked out your brand before they applied, so be sure your website is informative and accessible. Onboarding is smoother when new hires have a level of confidence before they receive their identification badge. Individual attention makes anybody feel valued--and is likely to increase satisfaction and company loyalty.
Onboarding does not end on the first day of work
High quality onboarding programs continue for several months after hire. When the onboarding process concludes, be sure to engage your employee in an evaluation of your onboarding process. During the first months of employment, check-in with your employee to ensure they receive needed support and are aware of social and training opportunities available to them within the company.
Use feedback to engage primary managers and stakeholders in an ongoing conversation about the ways to improve your onboarding program.
Proactive onboarding increases employee satisfaction, workforce stability, and decreases the high cost of turnover. Stay relevant in your market space--and your talent pool--by increasing engagement through excellence in onboarding.
About the Author, David Webb
David is the CEO of BrightMove and is a seasoned technology executive & entrepreneur noted for creating successful businesses. Over his 25+ year career, David has developed multi-platform expertise in the domains of computer science, data analytics & business transformation. Starting in 1995, David worked with his best friend, Jimmy Hurff, to develop one of the world's first Internet job board and resume bank applications. David is the primary architect of BrightMove and has an active role in the product's evolution to this day. From then to now, David has been consistently helping his customers to build great teams, using best practices and world-class technology.