23rd March, 2021
First impressions count. When it comes to small business, this is as true for your clients and customers as it is for new hires.
So whenever you’re bringing new staff onboard, you’ll want to make sure they have a seamless experience that aligns them to your venture’s objectives and sets them up for success.
Doing so will bring real-world benefit to your business, with research from Glassdoor showing a strong onboarding process can contribute to a positive employee experience, improving new hire retention by 82 percent and productivity by 70 percent.
Don’t make the mistake of leaving effective onboarding on the table — small businesses have as much capability for succeeding in this area as enterprises with entire HR departments. To get employee onboarding right every time, keep the following success factor in mind.
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The onboarding process begins the moment a new employee is hired and for the most successful organisations, it continues well beyond the probation period.
That means having all your ducks in a row before Day One is of utmost importance to the success of your hiring process.
Here are the types of information your new worker will want to have in hand before their first day on the job:
Paperwork is critical, but it shouldn’t be the only focus of your onboarding program. Instead, the best onboarding programs are structured and strategic, according to the Human Capital Institute.
One way of making the onboarding process simpler for both you as an employer, as well as for your new hires, is to implement digital solutions to traditional administrative challenges.
Employees can submit or update their pay, tax and superannuation details through MYOB Team — effectively eliminating the traditional paper trail, and giving your new hire complete transparency over the onboarding process at the same time.
MYOB Team is now a feature of the MYOB product suite for businesses of up to 20 full-time employees. For bigger businesses, you’ll find everything you need for payroll, rosters and timesheets in MYOB Advanced Workforce Management.