Nearly a quarter of staff turnover happens within six weeks of starting employment, which wastes time and resources. When a new hire starts with your company, this will be his or her first chance to see how it operates. Clear instructions, timely responses from management and human resource staff, and proper handling of new hire paperwork are important tasks that help instill confidence in new employees. But when your new hire is shuffling between departments during the first week of employment, it can be tough to keep track of where he or she is in the onboarding process.
The solution to this common problem is an automated onboarding system. You can eliminate unnecessary steps, automate your onboarding workflow, and get rid of extra paperwork. Four of the leading benefits of improving onboarding include:
• Improved job performance
When your employees understand your expectations, their performance tends to be much better. This is especially true of new hires, who are trying to adapt and learn more about the company culture and the new positions that they are filling. Take time to reduce ambiguity around policies and responsibilities.
• Reduced stress
Onboarding a new employee is often a process that brings stress to everyone involved. When the process becomes more automated, everyone involved can stay apprised of the progress and have a clear understanding of necessary next steps. Automated onboarding also provides the opportunity to discuss the company’s values and expectations in the new role.
• Increased employee satisfaction
If an employee feels confused or overwhelmed when starting in a new role, he or she might start to feel unfulfilled. When you can spend time with the new hire and provide information about goals and the company vision, you are laying a foundation for better employee satisfaction.
• Better retention
When new hires feel satisfied and have lower stress levels at work, it reduces the risk that they will look for other opportunities. Stress reduction, job satisfaction, and improved performance all add up to the ultimate goal of higher retention rates.
Taking steps to improve your onboarding process is well worth the effort.
iSolved, a human capital management system, is all about eliminating paperwork, and its newest addition, Onboarding, does just that for human resources and hiring managers. Onboarding is built directly within the iSolved platform, so you can sign in once and access all of the data it stores in the cloud-based system. When new hires feel like they are drowning in a sea of paperwork, iSolved can help you throw them a lifeline.
(Article courtesy of Sean Badders at Dominion Payroll)