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Creating a Simple & Intuitive Onboarding Process

attracting talent employee engagement onboarding Feb 06, 2023

Only 12% of employees believe their organization does a great job at onboarding new hires." --Gallup

Isn't that a little bit mind boggling?

This past August, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there are 158,732,000 people employed in the United States. According to Gallup's research, 139,684,160 of those employed American's believe their employers did not do a great job onboarding them to their current position. This creates a HUGE opportunity for our companies to set ourselves apart from the competition.

So how do we do this? How do we make sure we are apart of the 12%? 

It's all about onboarding.

For a simple and intuitive onboarding process, it is important that we focus on our structure. If we don't focus on our structure, we'll lose it! Without a solid structure, our people will be confused, unprepared and discouraged starting their new positions. 

New employees want a process of onboarding that is organized and clearly communicates what their role is. That being said, it is important to remember that onboarding is not a one-size-fits-all process. We have to figure out what works for us! 

A great place to start creating your simple and intuitive onboarding process is to answer the Five Questions of Onboarding. Try to answer these questions as simply as you can.

  1. What do we believe in? (Company Mission and Vision)
  2. What are my strengths? (What makes the employee a great fit for this position)
  3. What is my role? (What do you expect the employee to do)
  4. Who are my partners? (Who will help your employee meet those expectations)
  5. What does my future look like here? (What happens if your employee meets those expectations)

While these answers will help keep your process simple, intuition is harder to accomplish. A great rule to live by when it comes to intuitive onboarding is to take the next best step. The next thing you ask your employee to learn or master should build on the previous step in the onboarding process. This may be the most difficult part to create, but you will not regret spending time and energy here.  

Do you need help knowing what the next best step is, or developing a more streamlined onboarding process? You can book a call with us here––we'd love to help!

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