What are some best practices for orientation, training, and welcoming a new employee?
Have a plan
Make room for the new hire
Train your managers
If you’re not onboarding new hires yourself, it’s important that your managers understand the process thoroughly. It’s helpful to create clearly established goals and plans for the process, so your managers can provide new hires with the same information and experience every time. This way, each new team member can begin their journey with your organization from the same starting point.
Hire an onboarding liaison
An onboarding liaison (or onboarding specialist) is a human resources professional who oversees the entire onboarding process. They can work with you to establish your goals during onboarding and create an onboarding program that meets your expectations. They manage the entire process and ensure that employees get the resources they need during this crucial time.