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Tips and Tricks for Onboarding a New Hire

by | Sep 20, 2022 | Corporate HR

Finding a new employee may seem like the end of a journey, but a new one is just beginning. Ensuring a smooth onboarding process is critical.

It’s not as easy as filling out forms and starting the new job. Having a consistent, user-friendly process can ensure the new employee is happy and productive from the start.

Read on to learn how Top Echelon Software can help streamline your company’s onboarding process. 

Have All Information in One Place

Ideally, a new employee will already be familiar with your company’s mission and goals. They should appear in the Careers section of your website, and they should be reinforced during the interviewing process.

A new employee will receive a lot of information about your company; there’s no way around it. So having all of the information in one place is important. That way, important papers don’t get lost, and the employee can plan on how long it will take to get everything finished. 

Instead of just dealing with human resources, your new employee will soon be working with other departments in the company. The right software will share information company-wide to ensure a smooth transition.

Use Technology for Easy Signing & Storage

Getting a new hire’s paperwork finished is easier than ever these days. Onboarding software can help accomplish this task whether the new employee is using an iPad, laptop, or even a smartphone. 

This can simplify a daunting task, as new Twitter employees have more than 75 steps in the onboarding process.

Some of the best practices for onboarding a new employee include:

  • Giving them significant responsibility from the beginning
  • Assigning a personal mentor to each new employee
  • Welcoming them with decorations and company merchandise
  • Assigning “buddies” to make remote workers feel welcome
  • Setting up “coffee times” to connect them with company leaders

Save Time for You & Your New Hire

Much of the legwork of onboarding a new employee can take place before they even walk through the door. Setting up the phone and email system in advance will save time for the new worker and fellow employees who would otherwise have to find time to help them.

How you treat a new employee on the first day will go a long way toward ensuring their future happiness. The immediate supervisor should be close at hand and should personally introduce the new employee to team members.

Treating new employees will not only ease their anxiety, but it will also allow them to settle in for a successful career with your company.

Top Echelon Software

The right software is essential to a smooth onboarding process. Top Echelon Software can ensure that paperwork is filled out and organized properly.

Top Echelon can help you ensure proper compliance with hiring laws while making the overall onboarding process as smooth as possible. Take a look at all of the features that Top Echelon has to offer.

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