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Best Practices for Digital Onboarding Employees

As human resource teams digitize their onboarding processes it is vital to ensure the process communicates roles, expectations, and processes effectively. Successfully digitizing your company’s onboarding process can increase employee retention, drive profits, improve productivity, and boost satisfaction. Here are few thing to remember when virtually onboarding new hires.

HR and IT

Crafting a plan between what’s needed and expected from HR can allow IT to step in to help facilitate the onboarding process. Streamlining the onboarding process through video calls like Zoom can be used for online training.  Implementing online training sources is a great way to introduce best practices, company guidelines, and protocol to a new hire. Regular check-ins will keep the new hire engaged, as well as feeling supported. It is also an opportune time for the new hire to ask questions and seek more information regarding the company and their new role.

The Buddy System

Setting up a buddy or mentoring system for new hires is a common practice, however it helps new hires navigate their new roles more effectively while working remotely. Onboarding is a lengthy and exhaustive practice and adding remote work to the mix can be challenging. However, by pairing your new hire with at buddy or mentor, it can help ease the process and allow them to get a feel for the company’s expectations and culture.

Initiate Engagement

Employees working remotely can easily feel isolated from their colleagues, managers, and leadership. However, add a new hire to the mix and this feeling of isolation can be overwhelming for them. They’ve never had a chance to experience company culture, but this is where digital tools come into play. Forging shared communities within a company is great way to initiate engagement for new hires, especially when coupled with the buddy or mentoring system.

By placing strategic processes behind digital onboarding, companies will reap the benefits to the success of the new hire.

Less Time Consuming

Digital onboarding is less time consuming, and employees can effectively utilize their time. One thing to note is flexibility is the key to success of onboarding digitally. Employees can learn at their own pace and in their own time.

Less Manpower

Onboarding digitally also requires less manpower which helps companies cut down on expensive one-to-one trainings or classroom trainings. Digital onboarding can be far more personal and customized to fit the new hire’s job role and improve employee engagement.

Less Paperwork

When onboarding is digitized is reduces the amount of paperwork and allows HR to ensure the new hire is comfortable and happy. If any pain points arise, they can be addressed quickly and effectively.

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