President & CEOLainie Bennett is President and CEO of Millennium Personnel Corp., an independently owned and operated boutique administrative employment agency.
For many firms, the onboarding part of staffing has become a legal routine for Human Resource Managers. The first day of employment starts with the typical paperwork handed out by Receptionists. These usually come with long explanations of benefits and perks, which can be grueling and confusing. Many firms focus on the legal aspects but forget the social implications. However, it is critically important that companies use this time to provide a positive experience for their new talent. Get them engaged in the corporate culture from the very start.
Here are five ways your company can eliminate stress during your onboarding processes and give new workers a positive experience.
1. Assign a company mentor that is not their Supervisor or direct Manager.
This person can orient the new hire to company customs and help them transition to the corporate culture.
2. If new hires come in at the same time, organize a company meet and greet to welcome them.
Even if it’s just once a month, it will help the candidates develop a positive team morale and introduce them to fellow associates.
3. Give new hires adquate training.
Be sure they know who they can ask for administrative help or advice if they need it. According to a LinkedIn survey, over 65 percent of employees say when they began their job they did not have enough training time. This can create anxiety and stress.
4. Ensure that they are familiar with company technology and that it is set up properly for them.
For example, their email and computer logins should be ready and easily accessible. This will ensure that work can get done promptly.
5. Follow up with your present employees and ask what you could have done differently to make onboarding even more positive.
Implement the ideas and move forward.
Do you need advice on how to make the hiring process more simplified for your employees in the NYC area?