After the Interview: Smoothly Onboarding New Employees

Finding new employees to hire might feel like the hard part, but getting your new hire set up for success is even harder. Onboarding your new hire is an unavoidable process and it needs to be done in good time and with care. Many staffing agencies choose to focus their efforts on the search portion of the hiring process, but it doesn’t stop once the acceptance letter has been issued.

There were 5.6 million hires in the United States as of January 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For contrast, the same study found that 3.3 million people quit. If you don’t want your new hires to be a part of that 3.3 million, here’s some tips for the workplace that you can use when onboarding new employees.

Have a Strategic Plan Set in Place 

Make sure you develop a structured and documented onboarding process for new hires, advises Accuchex, a Payroll and Workforce Management Corporation. You need to be able to successfully assimilate your new employee so they don’t fall short of expectations. If there’s a documented procedure in place, then each new hire can get the same successful hiring process, no matter who they are training with. This way the results are worthwhile and consistent. And if an employee needs improvement in any areas, you can now keep track from the very beginning.

Start Training as Soon as Possible

Get your training in early and make it count. One way to get training in soon is by conducting a training exercise on the day of the interview, according to Spark Hire. Have them do a set of tasks. That way you know what to expect from them, says Stacy Lindenberg, owner of Talent Seed Consulting, LLC. While doing all of this, make sure to keep the onboarding process fun. Make sure your new hires are trained in the basics, suggests Small Business Trends. Ensuring they know key points that satisfy expectations will help establish a foundation to help train that employee in the future.

Give Your New Hire All the Details

Consistency is key, and ensuring that your new hire knows everything that they need to know for the job from the get go is an important part of the onboarding process. New hires often require a great deal of information and need to be incredibly familiar with their job position, which can easily overwhelm them.

If you follow these quick tips, you should be able to make sure that every employee in your workplace is successful. Keeping your onboarding process easy, practical and productive is key.

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