Business systems and processes do matter. A structured way of doing business subconsciously communicates a tone for efficiency and productivity.
The opposite is also true. If your company is flying by the seat of its pants, sending out multiple emails with form attachments to complete, or sticking new hires in an empty conference room with mounds of paperwork –– those negative experiences set the bar low.
Onboarding software helps provide new hires with information about their new company, as well as clarifies what is expected of them.
For example, the checklist for Form I-9, IRS Form W-4, state withholding tax forms, and voluntary self-identification form to the new hire that he/she has accepted a position with a company that has all of its ducks in a row.
Your Employee Handbook and Company Policy Manual explains what new hires can expect from your company and establishes the rules of conduct within an organization.
A Welcome Letter and Welcome Video gives them the feeling of being welcomed even before they have arrived on the job.
Be sure to comply with applicable wage and hours laws where employees are permitted to complete this process outside of working hours.
To learn more about onboarding, please read, Add Consistency with Onboarding.