Onboarding Can Make or Break a New Hire’s Experience
The onboarding process is critical to a new hire’s success. It sets expectations for their entire candidate experience with the organisation and can ultimately determine the success of any recruitment project. The onboarding process should be designed to welcome the new hire and help them integrate into the company culture. It should provide them with the resources they need to be successful in their new role whilst giving them a clear understanding of expectations. Done right, onboarding can make a new hire feel valued and supported, leading to increased engagement and job satisfaction. Overlooked, it can leave a new employee feeling unsupported and undervalued, leading to a lack of performance and eventually frustration as they question accepting their job offer. With any recruitment hire requiring significant time, effort, and resource, it’s essential that organisations invest similar consideration into developing a well-designed onboarding program to ensure all hires are effective as possible.
Here are a few tips to make sure your onboarding process is as effective as possible:
- Clearly communicate expectations. What does the company expect from its employees? What are the company values? New hires should know this from the outset.
- Provide ample training. No one likes to feel like they’re in over their head. Make sure new hires have all the tools and information they need to be successful in their role.
- Foster a sense of community. Help new hires feel like they’re part of the team by facilitating introductions, organising social events, and encouraging mentorship relationships.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your onboarding process is effective and makes a positive impact on your new hires.