Why is the onboarding process important?
In human resources, onboarding is defined as the process of familiarizing a new employee with the company. Because bad onboarding causes high employee turnover, and that’s just one of the negative things, creating a structural onboarding plan is a must do. Discover further down this blog why the onboarding process is one of the most important tasks you should focus on as a business owner or HR manager.
In the world of human resources, onboarding is a term many are familiar with. But when you step outside of HR, candidates and new hires may not have a clear understanding of what exactly the onboarding process involves.
That’s why it’s important to make it clear to your new hire what onboarding is and what they can expect from the whole process.
If you have been in charge of hiring new talent, you probably know that the first few hires are a bit all over the place. That’s because you might not know what to do when it comes to creating an successful employee onboarding process.
Before starting the why, a short note on what employee onboarding means: Employee onboarding is broadly defined as the process of familiarizing a (new) employee with the company policies, the employees role in the company, and the company's culture. It also involves creating an environment in which the employee is made comfortable enough to interact freely with their colleagues and establish social relationships in the workplace.
Because of its complexity it’s important to make it also clear to your new hire what onboarding is and what they can expect from the whole process.
What happens when you don’t have a clear onboarding process
When your onboarding is not locked in, you will suffer from a lot of negative things:
- It will be really difficult to create a great company culture
- A lot of talented employees will leave the company because they have no connection with you or your company
- It will take a lot of time for your employees to get up to speed, how should they know what to do when they get no basic onboarding training?
How to create an employee onboarding process
Creating a new employee onboarding process is not an easy task, even for seasoned HR managers or business owners.
That’s where we come in, we have a ton of experience with creating structural onboarding plans for your organization.
Because we know how much people need help with onboarding, we created a massive blog post where we show you step-by-step how to onboard your newly hired employees in a successful manner!
Click here to read the complete onboarding blog post (your mind will be blown!)
In the main blog post we will also be giving you a lot of free stuff:
- A 30 day onboarding calendar that suggests daily goals for the road to onboarding
- An onboarding canvas template that includes what questions you should ask before you start hiring employees
- The secret triangle of onboarding that we use in Sunday to ensure a successful onboarding
All these downloads are available here for you. Discover our ultimate guide to employee onboarding where our commercial manager explains step-by-step how to onboard your new hires like a pro!