I think we can all agree that a solid on boarding experience is vital to ensuring an engaged and valued employee from day one. However so many organisations are falling at this first (vital) hurdle.
There's sometimes a misconception that creating a good on boarding experience is a complicated, time-heavy process but it doesn't have to be. It comes down to a few simple things, having a plan, being clear of expectations and providing guidance to the employee in those first few weeks, giving the new hire time (all that information can be overwhelming) and listening to the feedback of those going through it.
By making sure that you remain responsive to the changing needs of new hires and getting the buy in and support of managers, team members and other people involved in your new hire's day to day experience you'll be sure to pull off the on boarding experience that you want to deliver.
Here's how Culture Amp kept there process simple and responsive.
Creating a good onboarding experience is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity. The impact of onboarding is felt in terms of years, not weeks, and by teams, not just individuals. A good onboarding experience means people become productive sooner and stay longer, the benefit of which is felt by the individual, their team, and the company.