What is Employee Onboarding?
When your organization decides to hire a new employee, to get from point A (brand new hire) to point B (capable employee) there are a variety of things that need to happen. Depending on the nature of your business, their job description, their supervisor’s needs and the training resources available, these things look different for everyone. However, the process is referred to the same way almost all the way across the board: employee onboarding.
Employee onboarding involves integrating a new hire with your company, including its culture, their direct responsibilities, teammates, overall expectations and more. How a new hire is treated in his or her first few days and months of their employment can leave a lasting impact on their impression of your company. Because of how important the employee onboarding process is, many organizations have – or strive to have – a standard, repeatable process in place. LogicManager’s Employee Onboarding solution package is designed to streamline that process.
Employee Onboarding Risks
Without a formalized roadmap for the onboarding process, your leadership team may spend an unnecessary amount of time developing and executing a strategy for welcoming and training each new employee. This ad hoc approach eats up the time and energy of these valued employees, and also pushes back the date that new hires can start taking on more meaningful work.
While a slow onboarding process wastes valuable time, it can also create a poor experience for the incoming employee. A process that’s too hasty and overwhelms the person can be equally detrimental to their first impression of your company. Any negative experience can leave someone with a bitter taste in their mouth, which could lead to them leaving a bad review on Glassdoor or sharing their criticism with others through word of mouth. This can significantly impact your reputation and hinder you from hiring new talent in the future.