New Employee Success

Leaders who view new employees as an investment can anticipate an excellent financial return over time when they also understand the importance of successful onboarding for their new hires. With proper onboarding, an organization can create a great workforce that can help achieve their company’s success.

Onboarding simply refers to the process by which new hires get adjusted or assimilated into the performance and social aspects of their jobs smoothly and quickly. This is also a way in which they could learn the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and skills needed for them to function effectively within the organization.

Benefits of Proper Onboarding Employees

A well planned and executed onboarding and assimilation process is beneficial for both the new employees and the organization. As turnover is becoming more expensive, proper onboarding plays a vital role in improving organization’s operation. A proper onboarding process can give organization’s several advantages such as the following:

  • Shorten new hires learning curve while increasing their productivity and reducing their job errors.
  • Facilitates new employees’ compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures
  • Promotes better communication between executives and the staff
  • Improves employees’ higher job satisfaction and retention
  • Boost employees’ job performance
  • Promotes employees’ great commitment to organization’s accomplishment of goals
  • Reduce stress both to the management and staff

During the onboarding process, it is vital to consider these keys needed for employees to achieve their full potential in shorter period of time. Proper onboarding process and assimilation involves different stages such as follows:

  • Affirmation: You want to affirm to your new employee that they have made the right decision to join your organization. Make them feel welcome before they arrive. Send them a welcoming letter, order their supplies prior to them coming on board, have their office and equipment ready and assign them a mentor. A mentor will be their “go to” person for questions and guidance.
  • Arrival: Make the new employee feel welcome! During your new employee’s arrival acclimate them to the team, culture, and environment. Introduce them to the policies, procedures, websites and any online modules needed for them to get familiar of their working environment.
  • Orientation: Orientation provides your new hires with the information that will help them be successful as well as the benefits your organization provides. Clarify their role in your company. Role clarity is among the most consistent predictors of job satisfaction and organizational commitment during the onboarding process.
  • Social integration:       Meeting and starting to work with organizational “insiders” is an important aspect of learning about any organization. In addition, new employees need to feel socially comfortable and accepted by their peers and superiors.
  • Engagement: Engaged in their onboarding process. You can provide them with a checklist of items that you cover and allow them to make note of anything else they wish you had covered but didn’t. This will help you continually improve your onboarding process.
  • Cultural fit: Knowledge of and fit within your organization’s culture is another key aspect of onboarding. Every company has a unique culture, so helping new hires navigate this culture—and their place within it—is essential. Understanding an organization’s politics, goals and values, and learning the firm’s unique language. It might be helpful to provide your new employee with an acronym cheat sheet to help them learn your language quickly.
  • Tracking and Monitoring – Give your new associates a 30-60-90 day onboarding checklist. This tool can help the employee, their mentor and their supervisor stay on a solid track and ensure expectations are being met by all parties. This took can also help measure the effectiveness of your organization’s onboarding process and make some necessary adjustments to make it successful in turning employees into organization’s assets.

Successful onboarding processes can increase new hires’ comfort level in their role and helps reinforce their decision to perform well as well as enhance their productivity and their commitment to the organizations’ operation. For great onboarding programs, organizations can seek for the help of reliable management, training and skill provider such as Small Business Development Centers in Florida USA.

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