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.