10 Tips for Onboarding a New Hire: Do you want a highly effective workforce? Are you tired of recruiting, hiring, and losing new hires? Do you want to keep your new hires motivated and satisfied, then you need to read this article!
Here we will give tips for the successful onboarding of new employees that will enable new hires to begin and continue to be productive and satisfied. We’ll also show the 4 C’s of successful onboarding. Let’s get started!
Hiring a new candidate may seem like the last step in the recruitment process, (after vetting and interviewing prospective candidates) but it is actually the first step in the journey of that candidate in your organization. Onboarding is vital as it exposes the new employees to what is required of them in their respective positions, they are made to understand the philosophy and driving force of the organization, and this period of onboarding can make or mar the type of commitment and dedication an employee will give.
The first few weeks are very important in setting the goals and expectations required from every new employee, if you can sufficiently motivate the new team members then your organization will reap the benefits. Remember low employee turnover will lead to a high return on investment. Let’s look at 10 Tips for a successful onboarding process
1. Start onboarding with the recruitment process
During the recruitment process, before hiring anyone, let all the candidates be informed of what is expected of them as they’re joining the team.
2. Use the Mentor/Buddy System
Assign mentors to new team members and having a buddy system bring about cohesion and lead to an effective workforce.
3. Set clear goals/expectations
Managers should lead this crucial effort by developing and setting out goals, objectives, and expectations for each employee and team. This will give them direction and focus.
4. Do a meet and greet for the team
Organize a dinner for the new recruits. It will encourage a good rapport and build effective collaboration.
5. Personalize the experience
Everybody whether a new or old employee wants to feel valued and not just treated like a tool. As a manager ensure that the onboarding process doesn’t fail to do this.
6. Develop a FAQ list
New employees are always full of questions and as an organization, you should be ready to answer those questions but build a frequently asked questions (FAQ) list.
7. Assess new hires
Assessment of new hires will enable you to understand the strengths and weaknesses and will help in determining the buddy system also.
8. Give and get feedback
You need to know if the process is achieving the desired results, so getting feedback is key.
9. Set a comfortable pace
Onboarding should not be a rushed process, learn to pace the training so that the new hires are not overloaded with information without being given time to assimilate and blend in.
10. Give your recruits an office tour
Your recruits are now part of your organization so they need to be familiar with the outlay of the office. Their workspace, where the Manager’s office is, the restroom, canteens, etc.
The four C’s of onboarding
With the tips mentioned above, you can be sure of building a motivated and effective workforce. Do you want more tips on onboarding and training recruits? Then Bookmark these pages, drop a comment below and be sure to get a reply.