Have you been so focused on hiring and recruitment that you’ve put onboarding on the back burner? In many ways, onboarding is just as important as hiring, especially as it pertains to employee engagement and retention. Investing in your onboarding process can pay off in dividends, allowing you to foster a team of employees who know what to expect – and what’s expected of them – as they embark on jobs with your company. Here are three onboarding best practices for 2023 and beyond:
Involve current staff in the process.
Your current employees are essentially ambassadors for your company and should be involved in the onboarding process on some level. Whether it’s facilitating training sessions or simply being assigned as mentors to new workers, there are many opportunities for existing employees to engage new staff to create a compelling onboarding experience for your new hires.
Highlight company culture.
Onboarding presents an ideal time to share elements of your company culture with new hires. Educating employees about your culture will give them a sense of what to expect from their new surroundings, making them feel more comfortable within the work environment. From open-door policies to weekly team meetings, sharing cultural practices is key for integrating new staff within your company.
Establish ongoing communication.
Communication with new employees should not stop once onboarding is completed. In fact, it’s even more critical to continue communicating with new staff weeks and months after onboarding. Once the formal onboarding program is over, establish a plan to check in regularly with new employees about their experiences at your company. This will give you an opportunity to track how your employees are progressing and proactively address any issues or concerns.
With these practices, you can implement a robust and effective onboarding process that actively engages employees and fully immerses them in your workplace.
Most importantly, they’ll feel excited and prepared to begin their new roles on your team! If your company needs help with hiring this year, Marquee Staffing is here to help! Get in touch with our team of recruiting experts to start growing your team.