Because employee onboarding isn’t just about the short-term. It’s how you empower employees to realise their full potential with you, long-term.
Let’s unpick that.
Employee onboarding is the spark that lights the performance bonfire
Offer accepted; contract signed; you’ve just hired Jenny as your regional sales director, to boost performance across a struggling division. You’re thrilled; you can see her potential, even though she’s a little shy (or maybe she has imposter syndrome…). She’s thrilled; she’s emotionally invested in your brand and believes in the opportunities you’ll help her seize.
Then things go one of two ways.
One: Employee onboarding gone wrong.
A week passes. Two. Jenny’s saying her goodbyes; tying up loose ends; training her replacement. She’s totally absorbed – her notice period passes quickly.
Then the nerves kick in. Who are her new team? How can she make a difference? What if she’s bitten off more than she can chew?
And the first-day details. Where should she go when she arrives? What time do you start? Should she bring lunch?
Her first day arrives, and passes in a flurry of new names and paperwork. The first week is over before you know it. Then the first month. Then the first quarter.
The day after signing her contract, Jenny logs into your branded onboarding app and sees an onboarding roadmap so she knows exactly what to expect. Plus testimonials from her new colleagues reinforce her excitement and silence any doubts.
You get her feedback on your hiring process now, while it’s still fresh in her mind and most useful to you for the future.
* Or say she doesn’t have a great first quarter and her confidence suffers. Smarter employee onboarding lets you easily spot and serve development opportunities, to help Jenny overcome hurdles. And because she’s integrated into your culture she knows how to ask for help, so you can get her back on track quickly.
Fast-forward a year, and Jenny’s is your top performing sales team. She’s wholly committed to your business and her passion elevates the people around her.
Everyone’s pulling in the same direction. Results across the board increase. (Find out by exactly how much in our onboarding ROI whitepaper).
Jenny’s gone from shy to superstar – and what’s the moral of the story?
Because Jenny always had the potential for both scenarios. But your employee onboarding programme sets the tone for which Jenny you empower.
Future leaders are groomed not born – and that’s the job of your onboarding programme. Fantastic employee onboarding is the platform for fantastic employee management, throughout their career journey.
Employee onboarding software makes sure first impressions define future success
You do a great job empowering your people, but do you start early enough in the employee lifecycle? Employee onboarding software is a natural extension of what you already do, but starting the moment new recruits come on board.
So you set the tone. Not just for their first day, week or month - but for a more successful career with you, for many years to come.
Discover more about the onboarding journey here to see our easy-to-use employee onboarding app in action, and understand why the likes of Bacardi, KPMG and Deloitte harness Talmundo to empower their people.