What is a good onboarding process, and what does it look like?
A good employee onboarding process means that expectations are aligned, the cultural aspects of the business are shared, and the new hire knows what a good performance looks like.
These are the key employee onboarding best practices to remember – find out more about how to onboard graduates here.
It’s not checking that they’ve got a laptop, leaving them with Ben who’ll pass them from person to person or, worse still – viewing it as something that will take you away from your day to day.
At Careercake, we surveyed young professionals starting new graduate jobs to ask them what challenges they faced when joining a new business.
The findings highlighted a large amount of pressure a new hire puts upon themselves to make an impact, something that is compounded when they’re on the receiving end of a poor onboarding experience.
Specific challenges they shared with us include concerns about using a phone in the office (they experience phone phobia), wanting to build authentic relationships from the beginning and understanding what is expected on a day by day basis until they’re up and running.
Based on these findings, here are the most common mistakes businesses are making that are likely to impact a new hire completing their onboarding and therefore probationary period. Avoid these at your peril!