Preboarding checklist for new hires

The ULTIMATE preboarding checklist for your new recruits that bridges the all-important sign-to-start gap.

This comprehensive new hire preboarding checklist covers:

Administrative tasks That provide necessary documentation, outlining policies and procedures AND facilitate communication between the new employee and the rest of the organization.
Company culture Actions that incorporate your company's unique culture into the preboarding journey AND tasks and activities that infuse your organization's values, mission, and vision.
The-day-before logistics Taking the time for a few final checks can help ensure that nothing has been overlooked and can safeguard the new hire's experience.
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Effective preboarding is proven to lead to higher retention rates, improved job satisfaction, and increased productivity.

Administrative tasks serve as the backbone of preboarding, ensuring that the process runs smoothly, and setting the stage for a successful employee-employer relationship.

It's important to go beyond the logistical aspects of preboarding and prioritize the human element. Culture and fun play a vital role in the pre-start process and should not be overlooked.

Last but not least, going the extra mile during employee preboarding can significantly enhance the employee experience and set the stage for a long-lasting and productive relationship with the company.


As new hires prepare for their first day in their new role, it's natural for them to feel a range of emotions, from excitement to anxiety. The day before their start date is when these feelings may peak, making it an opportune time for HR to check in and ensure that everything is in place for a smooth onboarding experience.

Download our preboarding checklist today and set up a robust preboarding process for your new recruits, helping them become confident, productive and integrated from day 1.