Set New Hires Up For Success: 6 Stages of Onboarding
Onboarding generally involves getting new hires up to speed in terms of the requirements of their new role and the culture of the organization.
So why is onboarding so important?
- It helps the new employee to develop a positive impression of the organization.
- It sets the employee up for success.
- It increases the new employee’s confidence, commitment, satisfaction, and intentions to stay.
- It allows the new employee to understand their role and what is being asked of them.
- It allows the new employee to feel more connected to the people and the organization.
Successful onboarding processes will help to provide:
- Role Clarity: allow people to understand their role and the requirements for successful performance.
- Learning: allow people to learn new tasks of the job and develop confidence in their ability to perform.
- Relationships: allow people to network and to form relationships with internal and external customers.
- Culture: introduce new employees to the organization’s culture.
Onboarding programs typically include the following six steps:
Once the process is in place you can identify roles and responsibilities during each stage and identify tools that will help set everyone up for success. For example, during the pre-hire stage, it is important to prepare your organization and existing employees for the new employee’s arrival. You will need tools, such as welcome email templates, email templates for introducing new hires to staff, and preparation checklists. With the right process and tools in place, you can help set the tone for that employee and the organization’s culture as a whole.
For more tips, please check out our Onboarding Toolkit