The SHRM Foundation published a report, “Onboarding New Employees: Maximizing Success,” that examined different onboarding approaches: casual vs. structured and automated vs. manual. Here are two key takeaways from that report:
Structured doesn’t mean unfriendly. An onboarding system can be customized to include a Welcome Letter, Welcome Video, Parking Map, and any other soft knowledge that can help your new hire feel like they are part of the team even before Day 1 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.
Automated does not mean unfriendly. Onboarding software empowers new hires to complete forms at any time from an online computer and at their own pace. With a “save and exit” feature, they can return to the documents at any time. This gives them the flexibility to thoroughly review and acknowledge information, as well as gather any supporting documentation that may be required such as a passport or driver’s license, and Social Security card.
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