As a small business owner, you understand the importance of employee onboarding. Often, new employees start during busy seasons where deadlines are hurtling towards you at an alarming rate. While your staff tries to keep up with the increased workflow, it is easy to overlook new hire training. To ensure you adequately onboard your new hire, here is our ultimate new hire onboarding checklist.
While new hire onboarding is essential the first day on the job, there is a slew of relevant documents and paperwork that must be filed and prepared beforehand. To get your employees started on the right foot before they even enter the workplace check out our New Hire Onboarding Checklist: Part One.
Avoid the confusion by creating a straightforward schedule and make the new employee your number one priority on his/her first day.
The Ultimate New Hire Onboarding Checklist:
Before starting their first day take your new employee around the office. Show them all the relevant and common areas of the workplace such as:
- Kitchen/Break Area
- Work Station
- Your Office
- Human Resources
- Managers/ Supervisors Office
- IT Department
Your Goals and Expectations
If you want your employee to perform well, you need to tell them what is expected of them explicitly. Give a details outline of their position with goals and deadlines. Here is what you should consider:
- What goods and/or services does their position produce?
- What are the long-term and short-term goals?
- What is the impact of their position on the rest of the business?
- What are your expectations for their behavior toward coworkers and clients?
- What organizational skills do you expect?
This step should be handled by your human resources officer or team. Have them speak with your new hire to explain details such as:
- Dress Code
- Arrival Time
- Parking Locations
- Building Access
- Time-Off Policy
Assign your new employee a mentor. This is to ensure they have the opportunity to seek help when needed and work productively. A mentor will help them learn about the job quickly and provide assistance through the transition.
Remember it is essential to assign a mentor that is well suited for your new hire. A mentor should not be in such a high status that your employee feels uncomfortable asking questions or seeking help.
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For part one of The Ultimate New Onboarding Checklist click here