The onboarding stage is one of the most crucial parts of the recruitment process. A staggering 50% of hourly workers leave a job within four months of being hired.
Take steps to shorten and simplify the onboarding process, and you may see a significant payoff in long-term retention rates.
Create an Onboarding Checklist
Keeping a single, organized list of the steps in the onboarding process allows you to easily track individual candidates. It also gives new hires a roadmap for what to expect so they can stay in the loop.
Invest in Asynchronous Training
Getting staff members to provide real-time training for new workers doesn’t just take time out of their workday. It also means that training and the flow of information to new hires may be inconsistent.
There are many pros to using videos and/or online modules to conduct training for workplace safety, anti-harassment policies, and other standard protocol instead.
Asynchronous training allows the onboarding process to be standardized, consistent, and convenient for new employees. While there is an upfront cost for producing the training materials, the long-term benefits are significant.
Get the Paperwork Out of the Way
Completing paperwork is one of the most cumbersome, tedious parts of the onboarding process. Getting the paperwork done as soon as possible is key to putting new hires on the fast track to success.
Did you hire someone right after an in-person interview? Have the paperwork ready for them to complete on the spot. If you’re hiring remotely, send it via email with your acceptance letter and let new hires fill it out, sign it, and submit it before their first day.
Have New Hires Ready to Go on Day One
One way to help new workers acclimate to their new roles is to have a plan in place for how their first day on the job will go. Getting them ready to go on day one allows them to start feeling out the company and meeting coworkers right away.
Don’t Overlook the Human Connection
While many time-saving techniques for onboarding involve automating processes traditionally completed by HR employees and hiring managers, you shouldn’t neglect the importance of the human element.
Make sure your new workers are supported by an HR team member or another point person who can answer their questions and assist with any issues in the onboarding stage.
Improve Onboarding with OneSource Staffing
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To learn about how OneSource Staffing can find the right candidates to fill open positions at your location, contact us today.