The onboarding process of a new employee is the first interaction that occurs between them and the employer after accepting an offer. Planning a strategic process is helpful in many ways, it is a transitional phase for both parties and making it a more pleasant and welcoming experience can help build trust.
What is onboarding?
According to the Society for Human Resources Development (SHRM), employee onboarding is “the process of integrating a new employee with a company and its culture, as well as getting a new hire the tools and information needed to become a productive member of the team.”
Different companies have different onboarding processes. Some consist of meetings, presentations, games, and fun activities. However, the goal of having any type of onboarding activity is to welcome the hire, make them more comfortable in the new environment, and help them understand the company’s vision and mission while allowing them to bond with current employees.
Why do you need an onboarding process?
Having a good onboarding process gives employees a better idea about how things are going to work within the company. It says much about the company culture and helps the new employees to identify whether they fit the new environment or not. Research has also shown that having a good onboarding program helps employee retention and employees are more likely to remain at the company for up to two to three years.
Creating a good onboarding program requires more effort. It goes beyond just signing documents. Although games, presentations, and fun activities require more time and effort and people to conduct the events, when you create one flexible program once, you can reuse it whenever you make new hires. Additionally, there are many tools to automate a plethora of administrative tasks and maintain the workflow. Our primary product Unnanu also helps with integrated offers and onboarding. Usually, the hiring process takes a lot of time, but with Unnanu’s features, even during the offer and onboarding phase, you can accelerate the offer, acceptance, and get a kick start to onboarding with our simple onboarding process. The faster your new hires feel welcomed and adjusted to their new roles, the sooner they can begin contributing to your company.
Moreover, having proper onboarding helps the company in many ways. Once you have created a solid onboarding process, it reduces the program costs. It helps to ensure a consistent onboarding experience for all the employees. This helps get employees connected and creates a better company culture. Therefore, creating an onboarding process is a good investment for any company.
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