When it comes to Employee Onboarding, there are two questions to ponder over – What to prepare for when hiring new employees and what are the processes to establish when they join. As an employer, your job is to make the onboarding process as smooth sailing as possible.
What is Employee Onboarding?
Employee onboarding is the process of introducing new employees to an organization’s work culture and environment. The goal of this process is to make the new employee feel comfortable whilst adjusting to a new environment.
Tip 1: Help the Employee Understand the Organization’s Culture
New office means new work ethic, new teammates, new everything. As an employer, it is your job to make the new employee’s first day easy. The first day at work means understanding the big picture of everything about the organization. This includes products, services, values, and mission statement. It is important for the employee to be able to ask questions at any point to ensure no complications as they start this new job.
Tip 2: Be Prepared One Day Prior to the New Employee’s Arrival
It is important to be organized before meeting a new employee. You need to ensure that everything they need is ready to go, such as work supplies, paperwork, and smooth IT experience. Creating a checklist is the best way to go. Write down everything that needs to be done in order to prevent forgetfulness. Don’t forget to read their resume so that you can ask questions about their past work experience. Creating a strong foundation to a good relationship is key to getting along in the workplace. This will also help you connect with them professionally in case you work together on projects eventually.
Tip 3: First Impressions Count!
No matter where you are, personally or professionally, first impressions matter. In the workplace, it stays as a memory for the new employee as well as the employer. This also includes the way you dress. The saying goes “You are what you wear”. As an employer, you’re expected to look your professional best so that your reputation doesn’t get affected. First impressions also matter for the new employee. They are expected to be aware, alert and poised with their behavior. Ever since the pandemic hit, people may be working from home, however that doesn’t mean that they don’t need to dress up professionally for a video call for work.
Tip 4: Find a Way to Ensure that the Employees Fits into the Organization
All employees want to find opportunities for fitting in and belonging at their job. Our product PxidaEX can ensure that! The employer can create a survey and send it to the employee to fill out. The results can provide the answers as to whether the employee will completely fit into the organization and how best to meet the employee’s needs. Even if there are some gaps, the employee can continue to grow over their journey in the organization. The gaps will let the employer know what they can help the employee with so that they are more engaged at work.
Employee Onboarding can be simple but it also comes with its challenges. Not everyone would be easy to get along with at work. However, life is full of compromises. The new employee must be willing to adjust into the new work environment. At the same time, it is also up to the employer to ensure that the transition is a smooth process. Stay on top of employee experience data from your workforce using PxidaEX. Our survey builder is equipped with templates designed for every step of the employee journey, so you can gather the feedback you need to ensure a smooth onboarding process for your employees.