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Don’t confuse orientation with employee onboarding. Onboarding is a continuous process that starts during the hiring process and finishes once the new hire has settled into their role.
Whereas, orientation is a part of the on-boarding process. It is the actions that a company takes a new hire’s first days in order to help them settle in:
What should you include in the new employee orientation checklist?
A new hire orientation checklist makes it easier on you and your employees to have a great first day. Don’t get bogged down with tedious tasks or let anything slip through the cracks, follow the new hire orientation checklist to ensure a smooth process for both parties.
The new hire orientation checklist includes key forms like the I-9 and W-4. Plus, setting up the new hire’s work area, meeting his/her new team members, and getting situated with IT.
However, the new hire orientation checklist also ensures you don’t forget about the even bigger tasks, such as the people and company culture. This happens with introducing employees to the team, orientation, employee training, and providing a mentor.
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Create healthy, regular internal communication and employee engagement with Connecteam’s all-in-one employee app. After all, efficient communication allows for better productivity, better engagement, less confusion, and less turnover.
Internal communication creates a sense of community as it is an ongoing dialogue between the employees and the company, regardless of their job role or length in the company. Fostering open communication helps employees feel personal value which directly creates a positive effect on their performance. So make sure you’re sending constant and up-to-date communication to all your employees, no matter how big or small the message. Such as company announcements, updates, birthday wishes, anniversaries, an employee of the month, and so on.
Don’t wait for an annual review to learn how your employees feel, instead send regular surveys or have a suggestion box that’s always available to do so. Collect and evaluate what your employees have to say so that you can make necessary changes in order to increase motivation and productivity. Plus, your employees will feel valued as you are acting on what they have to say.
When it comes to onboarding new hires, it doesn’t have to eat up your time or be costly. Connecteam offers training straight from the app so your employees can complete the on-boarding process at a comfortable pace and interaction is quick and constant. Automate your onboarding process so it becomes easier to manage and your employees are constantly engaged as you can add existing documents, PDF and media files, and even web-services like YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive or your company website. Create quizzes to make sure employees understand the content covered.
Divide the training material into chapters or sections and course completion is visual so it’s easy to keep track of the progress. Training is continuous as well so employees can easily pick up right where they left off. Connecteam has a Library feature so that employees can always access material, such as the employee handbook, company policies, catalogs, sales tips, and more. Be sure to send a survey to gauge how the onboarding process is going – whether on a new hire’s new day or a week later, it’s important to know if the process is working.
Onboarding new hires and keeping employees professional and skilled is that much easier with Connecteam, so start your free plan today.