You’ve gone through recruiting, interviewing, selection, and offer processes, and made a new hire for your business. Now begins the process of making this new employee part of your team.
Even though 71% of companies say they plan to increase hiring over the next 12 months, only 32% of companies have a formal onboarding process in place, according to Aberdeen Group. Onboarding is more than signing paperwork and watching orientation and training videos. It is the process by which new employees learn the company values, mission, and culture, and how they will fit into that picture and strengthen the team.
The best onboarding process lasts a month or longer with follow-ups and check-ins throughout the first year of employment. That being said, let’s focus on the first day of work.
The first day of work can set the tone for the employee’s experience at your organization, increase productivity, and lower turnover rates. Here are seven steps to creating a good first impression for a new hire.