Does your company use a structured onboarding protocol? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Like most business owners, you have a lot of things on your plate. Onboarding can get lost in the shuffle. In many companies, it consists of a short orientation meeting followed by reams of forms for the new hire to complete. Then the new employee is sent to their manager for training.
Maybe it’s time to improve your onboarding protocol. You have much to gain.
A well-designed onboarding process has many benefits:
- Employees gain confidence more quickly
- Employees are more productive
- Employees develop better time and attendance habits
- A greater sense of company unity
- Lower employee turnover
What can onboarding include?
- Workplace tour
- organizational policies
- Time and attendance instructions
- Payroll instructions
- Benefits enrollment
Note that we didn’t include training. We are referring to tasks common to most organizations.
Some companies are using employee onboarding software to automate some of the tasks. Employees are directed to the company onboarding website before their first day onsite. In the onboarding portal, they are given an introduction. They are introduced to policies and procedures. They are able to fill out the necessary forms.
The advantages of advance online onboarding:
- New hires can complete the process in a comfortable setting
- Employees don’t feel pressured to complete it quickly because a supervisor is waiting
- It saves admin costs
- Managers can track progress
Note: Employers are required by law to pay employees for time spent onboarding and training.
Workforce management software streamlines onboarding. Centralized document management simplifies the process for new hires and admin staff. Document tracking ensures that new hires are completing the steps. Administrators can easily edit documents. Digital files save money and reduce the environmental impact.
SwipeClock’s WorkforceHUB is a unified workforce management portal that includes automated employee onboarding.
SwipeClock offers WorkforceHUB, the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and organizational processes.
WorkforceHUB includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, TimeWorks Mobile, and ApplicantStack. We’ve just added recruiting, onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUB was developed for busy employers like you who need to reduce cost-per-hire, streamline scheduling, automate time tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and reduce labor costs.
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We can get you up and running with WorkforceHUB immediately. Contact us today to schedule a demo.