Examples of Good Onboarding Practices
“I feel like the most important thing on the first day is to be ready for the new hire. There is not anything worse you can offer your new employee than simple things like not being there to pick them up in the reception area or having their computer ready.
Therefore, set time aside for your new employee and maybe even create a ‘school schedule’ for the first couple of weeks so the employees feel they are guided throughout their start.
Secondly, try and involve your new employees as early as possible. Encourage them to write down questions and perspectives in the first 1-3 months of their employment. Follow up on this and show the new employee that you take it seriously. As said, your new employee can often see things that you do not in your daily work. Let them know that you are interested in their input and follow up on it when action is needed.
Lastly, less is more. The new employee gets so much information in the beginning. Try and think about each and every one of them as their own individual. Not everything is relevant to all so the hiring manager and HR must work together on designing the best Onboarding for the specific employee.”