What should be included in employee onboarding?
Onboarding includes all the essential details required by a new employee to facilitate their smooth transitioning to the new organization. The employee onboarding helps them know about their organization, like company history, Project timelines, company location maps, Policies, etc. It makes for an employee handbook that helps speed up getting to know its operation and the people/team. With employee onboarding, new employees can come up to speed with the culture and work fast and start to actively contribute in the minimum amount of time.
What is the difference between orientation and onboarding?
Orientation is a one-time event that takes place to welcome new hires/ new employees to the company. Onboarding is a thread of events which takes places for the new employees to understand how to be successful in their day-to-day job and how their work contributes to the overall business. Orientation is a part of onboarding.
How do I onboard an employee?
- Make an employee handbook. Start with the company introduction followed by the company culture, policies, mission, vision, team, etc. You can use our Employee Onboarding Templates for this.
- Set 30 60 90 day goals from them. Introduce them to people who can guide them in this 90-day plan to attain their goals.
- Provide new hires with the opportunity to communicate and meet with their clients and stakeholders to understand their company’s vision better.
- Make a FAQ list of the most commonly asked questions by new employees.
- Have Check-In meetings with the new employees at a certain frequency to ensure that they have well adjusted and to gain their feedback. The frequency could be 15 days, 1 month to quarter.
How do I make an onboarding checklist?
To make an Onboarding checklist, you need to:
- Send an email to your new employee with the offer letter. Do mention the point of contact and attach the employee handbook for the new employee's reference.
- Please send an email to your existing employees, mentioning a bit about the new employee's background and his date of joining.
- Prepare the desk for the new employee.
- On the first day, be sure to introduce him to his colleagues and give him a tour of the office.
- Make sure to collect all the HR-related documents.
- Do have one to one interactions with the new employee to get their valuable feedback.