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Onboarding is crucial to a business’s retention rate, and HR professionals know it.

It is more likely that a new employee will move elsewhere if he or she does not feel welcome and is not provided with necessary tools and information.

A business’s growth is dependent on the retention of employees. As a result, HR managers devote time and effort to developing an effective onboarding process.

Technology should be in place to support the process

The pandemic led to an increase in remote working, which is an integral part of the modern workplace. To ensure a successful onboarding process, all technology must be in place before a person begins working. Especially for members of generation Z who expect seamless technology-related experiences at work, this is especially important. The most efficient HR professionals also ensure that new employees are clear about IT policies within the company, in addition to ensuring all relevant technology is available.

An effective induction process should be in place

New employees can be tempted to cut short the induction process when a company is busy. This is not a good idea for experienced HR managers. The process should be fully comprehensive and complete.

Here are a few key elements of a good induction process:

  • In the first 90 days of working for the organisation, expectations, objectives, and goals for new entrants should be outlined.

  • It is important to describe the role of an individual in detail.

  • Log-in information, stationery, and all relevant documentation.

  • Team meetings and discussions about personal development are included in the meeting requirements.

  • A list of all the people with whom the individual will work, along with their contact information and descriptions of their roles and responsibilities.

Establish a clear understanding of the work environment and work patterns

Due to the pandemic, businesses and employees have embraced hybrid working. Flexible working patterns and home-based work are becoming more commonplace in organizations. New starters need to be made aware of hybrid and flexible working patterns by HR managers.

Positively impact your company’s culture

Since people spend so much time at work, they want the workplace culture to be a good match for them. Modern HR managers stress the importance of company culture to new hires. Can employees dress down on certain days and participate in sports and social clubs?

What support is available for well-being?

Leaders and HR teams have a vital responsibility to care for employees’ health, including their mental well-being. Mental health support is more important than ever in today’s climate of severe financial pressure. During the onboarding process, HR managers need to inform them of available support.

These steps are taken by top HR managers to enhance the onboarding process in their organisation and ensure employee loyalty.

We are actively looking for HR professionals looking for new roles. Get in touch with the KC Group if you’re looking for HR help with finding candidates.


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