Step by Step Onboarding Process Template
Just to briefly review, the strategic role of onboarding for you as a new hire is integrating you into a company, both through social and cultural acclimation, and role specific induction, so as you can fastly become a productive member of the team.
With this brief definition in mind, a step by step onboarding process template would contain both role specific activities (such as training courses for utilising company tools), as well as social activities (especially under the coordination of the onboarding buddy).
We have chosen to structure our step by step onboarding process template into key stages following your journey towards complete integration into your new company. So you will find a new employee first day checklist (also known as new hire orientation checklist), a first week at the office checklist and much more.
For example, some key activities that we regard as essential to any first day onboarding schedule template are:
- having a meeting with the line manager;
- performing the workstation takeover and mobile handout;
- participating in a social activity with the whole department;
- receiving the access card;
- office facilities tour.
New Hire Checklist Template
We have drafted the following new hire checklist template, according to the structure we previously mentioned. Activities are not structured by theme, but by temporal sequence, starting with orientation day, and concluding after the first 90 days on the job. Additionally, this new hire checklist template is designed to provide the most common activities, but it can be easily complemented by an IT onboarding checklist template.
It should be noted that this is not to say that onboarding concludes on day 90 on the job. In fact, many specialists emphasise that onboarding activities should be carried on for a larger amount of time.
Michael Watkins, professor at IMD Business School and author of the book “The First 90 Days,” highlights that the break-even point, meaning the point where new hires begin adding more value than they have consumed, is usually 6.2 months. So, it becomes clear that onboarding employees should not be restricted to a one week process.