The onboarding process is one of the last stages in the recruitment process. Onboarding practices can be different for each employer in terms of structure and formality but a good one will really benefit both parties.
Help your new hire to make the best possible start by using a clearly defined orientation checklist. Find out what to include here.
The 'softer' side of employee orientation can be just as important in affecting employee productivity as the formal side. It is important to get this right on their first day to help them concentrate on the job in hand and keep morale high.
Recruitment is an expensive and lengthy process you don't want to keep repeating. With such investment made, it is important to provide new starters with adequate training to make sure that they quickly become a fully-functional member of your team, and ensure they want to stay with you long term.
A workplace mentoring programme for your staff can serve the entire lifecycle of an employee. For example: mentoring aspiring talent can help with the organisations succession plan; or situational mentoring can help plan for specific projects.
The reasons for having a thorough, pertinent and correct employment contract between an organisation and its recruits are numerous. But what should be included in this document and why is it of such significance?