Digital pre- and onboarding make HR processes quicker, and the integration period of newcomers stress-free. With the right digital pre- and onboarding processes you can ease the workload of your company's HR professionals and make sure your new hires stay engaged and won't decide to leave your company in their first few days or during the probation period. We prepared a checklist for you that you can use in an interactive way to create the perfect pre- and onboarding process!
A recent employee fluctuation study conducted by HR Evolution Kft. (to learn more make sure to check out our webinar about developing e-learning and onboarding processes) showed some interesting data about new hires. According to the survey, 21-24% of new employees quit their jobs during the probation period, while 25% of newcomers are faced with negative experiences within their first 5 days regarding their treatment by their employers that push them towards leaving.
So what conclusions can we draw from all this? A good first impression is not only important to HR professionals when looking for new candidates, it is just as important to your new hires right from their very first day on the job. If you are looking to reduce your employee turnover rate, focusing on the pre- and onboarding period and creating a seamless digital process will be your best tool in making your company stand out from other workplaces and engaging your employees from the start.
You can only truly make someone new feel at home in your company if you know how to welcome them. That's why the introduction period of a new employee is crucial. With the right digital pre- and onboarding processes you can ease the workload of your company's HR professionals and make sure your new hires stay engaged and won't decide to leave your company in their first few days or during the integration period. Let’s take a look at how each of these processes will be helping you stay one step ahead of your competitors.
Most people want to know more about their future employer and what to expect when they start working there - and many people are especially thankful for such information to be provided in those few days or even weeks between the successful job interview and their very first day at work. If your future employee has access to these things before starting work, they won't come as a surprise in the first week or month of their employment - thus alleviating some stress.
Obviously, having to reach out to each new hire is a very time-consuming task where - without any automation in the process - it’s easy to get lost in the sea of details, documents and follow-ups. With the help of digitized preboarding, you can:
The onboarding process is the phase of employee integration where newcomers are informed about company policies, procedures, and expectations. A good onboarding process should be enlightening and easy for the newcomer to understand.
With digital (or hybrid) onboarding the integration process can easily be automated and standardized. This means that:
A positive preboarding and onboarding experience will immediately make your new hire feel more involved, appreciated, and less stressed - which is the first step of boosting engagement from the get-go and reducing employee turnover.
So now we know the importance of smart preboarding and onboarding processes and how you and your new employee alike can benefit from them. But how do you make sure that these processes are well-made and ready to be launched? What elements should be involved and in what order? What belongs to preboarding and what should be an onboarding step? How do you know you didn’t miss anything important?
To save you from the brainstorming, with the help of our HR professionals and clients’ experiences we did the research and prepared the ultimate checklist for you of the most important elements of an effective preboarding and onboarding process. Forget trying to collect the most crucial steps from scratch: by following this checklist you can build an effective and engaging process in an interactive way.
With the checklist, you will:
All you need to do is to download the checklist, go through the listed tasks, pinpoint where you need to begin and easily keep track of your pre- and onboarding development process by ticking the boxes.
For the perfect digitized process, this checklist was designed with a pre-existing digital platform in mind that is both customizable and retrievable, user friendly and has a variety of functions - in case your company doesn’t have something like that (or perhaps you have already been considering to modernize your intranet), we highly recommend checking out the Blue Colibri App solutions.