Software company iCIMS describes onboarding as “the initial process of assimilating new hires into an organization,” and includes, but isn’t limited to:
- Preparations for the starting day
- Introduction to tools used
- Orientation of the office
- Meeting the team
- Evaluating your employees’ onboarding experiences afterward
In order to make sure all of these needs are met, an effective strategy must be put in place—and a strategy is best executed with a thorough checklist. To tell if your onboarding process will warrant the results above, grade it with this checklist:
- Does your program start before the new hire’s first day?
- Does your new hire know how to use the tools and technologies your company relies on?
- Has your new hire been introduced to the rest of the team—even those they may not work with directly?
- Does your new hire know where they can get the support and resources they need to complete their jobs when they may be unsure of how to tackle a task?
- Does your new hire know what is expected of them?
- Do you know what your new hire expects of you?
If your onboarding process passes this checklist, it has a good chance of getting you the results you want and need. Make sure your onboarding process passes the test so your team—new and experienced—can get the best results.