Welcoming new employees might seem like a relatively straightforward process, but we can assure you that your human resources department wouldn't agree.
Fortunately, onboarding templates help organize and streamline the onboarding process as they contain lists of the most important actions, information, and documentation required for new hires. Onboarding programs can be formal or informal depending on the work environment and can last anywhere from a couple weeks to several months.
Onboarding checklists vary between companies and industries and largely depend on individual company policies, but usually include the following:
Pro Tip: Onboarding checklists can also include onboarding-related reminders for the human resources department. This might include ordering supplies, first week or first month follow-ups and check-ins, reminders to organize meetings with managers and/or supervisors, and notes to set up training and/or professional development.
You might be wondering whether putting together an employee onboarding checklist will really make your life that much easier. We can assure you that it will, because it'll...
Pro Tip: Some companies have fun with their employee onboarding process and offer new hires small gifts or include them in fun welcome activities.
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Collecting Key Paperwork
Onboarding processes always require a lot of paperwork. Don't forget any and make a list of all the key forms, information, and documents that new hires need to fill out and include them on your checklist. It's not glamorous, but it's necessary!
This should be done with all the human resources team members that are usually part of the hiring and/or onboarding process. Organize a collaborative brainstorming session to make the most out of your onboarding checklist and cover all your bases.
Introducing Key Company Information
Ask yourself questions like: "What company values do we want to transmit to new hires on day one?" and "What aspects of our company culture do we want to highlight in our onboarding process?" This will give new employees the right impression of their new workplace and help inform the rest of your onboarding checklist.
Outlining A Typical Week
Sketching out a week in the life of one of your employees will help you determine all the basic information you need to provide new hires with. It will also be a valuable tool for new hires to refer back to throughout their first months and when their performance review comes up!
...there you have it! You're well on your way to transforming your onboarding process into a streamlined, efficient, and inspiring experience that will make new hires excited to be working for you.