Nearly a quarter of staff turnover happens within six weeks of starting employment, which wastes time and resources. When a new hire starts with your company, this will be his or her first chance to see how it operates. Clear instructions, timely responses from management and HR staff, and proper handling of new hire paperwork are important tasks that help instill confidence in new employees. But when your new hire is shuffling between departments during the first week of employment, it’s tough to keep track of where he or she is in the onboarding process.
The solution to this common problem is an automated onboarding system. You can eliminate unnecessary steps, automate your onboarding workflow, and get rid of extra paperwork. Four of the leading benefits of improving onboarding include:
Improved job performance
When your employees understand their expectations, their performance tends to be much better. This is especially true of new hires, who are trying to adapt and learn more about the company culture and the new positions that they are filling. Take time to reduce ambiguity around policies and responsibilities.
Onboarding a new employee is often a process can bring stress to everyone involved. When the process becomes more automated, everyone involved can stay apprised of the progress and have a clear understanding of necessary next steps. Automated onboarding also provides the opportunity to discuss the company’s values and expectations in the new role.
Increased employee satisfaction
If an employee feels confused or overwhelmed when starting in a new role, he or she might start to feel unfulfilled. When you can spend time with the new hire and provide information about goals and the company vision, you are laying a foundation for better satisfaction.
When new hires feel satisfied and have lower stress levels at work, it is unlikely that they will look for other opportunities. Stress reduction, job satisfaction, and improved performance all add up to the ultimate goal of higher retention rates.
Taking steps to improve your onboarding process is well worth the effort with the benefits that this kind of system can offer.
iSolved, a human capital management system, is all about eliminating paperwork, and its newest addition, Onboarding, does just that for human resources and hiring managers. Onboarding is built directly within the Highflyer HR platform, so you can sign in once and access all of the data it stores in the cloud-based system. When new hires feel like they are drowning in a sea of paperwork, Highflyer HR can help you throw them a lifeline.