There’s nothing like a bad onboarding experience to make a new hire regret accepting a job offer.
It’ll take a lot of work to restore the employee’s trust, if you’re lucky enough to keep them.
A good onboarding process provides new employees with everything they need to be successful.
- They receive whatever tools, equipment, and instruction they’ll need to do their job.
- They’re given time to read and reflect on company policies.
- They’re given time to get acclimated to the new environment.
- They’re introduced to members of their team and given time to connect with people in the company they’ll be working with closely.
Remember that the experience should be reciprocal—onboarding is a time for the company to get to know the new hire better, too. In short, they’re given a warm welcome!
As with hiring, always look for ways to improve the onboarding process.
Establish a way for newly onboarded employees to provide feedback anonymously.