Check out Founder and President of BPR, Jessica Hornbeck's business booster with Hera Hub on how to ease up a business' team onboarding process!
Common Problems and Costs
Difficulty finding good candidates
Hiring is time consuming and cumbersome (document collection, verifications)
Hiring and Training costs
Retention and Churn
Morale and Engagement
Pre-Boarding: How to Avoid Common Problems AND Keep it Legal!
Job Posting – Specific and detailed, including Company Vision, etc. Outline must haves vs nice to haves.
Leverage quality hiring platforms such as Indeed or LinkedIn
QUALIFY candidates with VARIOUS steps!
Questions on experience and comfort level with required software, technologies, tools,
Assignments – use fun phrases to ensure they are paying attention, following instructions
Offer Letter – contingent on background check
If you complete the background check first without an offer you are in violation of The Fair Chance Act.
On-Boarding: Steps and Do’s and Don’t’s
Employment Docs – W4, I-9, Banking info, Personal info, Tax info, Payroll Fed and State forms/notices, Offer Letter
Independent Contractor Docs – W9, Contact info, Tax info (EIN or DBA), Agreement
Employee Handbook highlights
Onboarding Summary and Workflow Review
Company Org Chart, Roles
Internal Checklists and Resources
Employee Handbook – questions, review, to be signed
Work to be assigned
Review and Q&A on Onboarding Summary
What’s Next - Operations and Strategy
People in the right roles
Metrics – ie., Budget Hours, Goals
Accountability on deliverables
Long term vision and alignment
Competitive Comp and Incentives
www.bigpicresults.com – for this booster and info on upcoming boosters and webinars.
Benefits of a Good On-Boarding Process: https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/2015/07/extreme-onboarding-how-to-wow-your-new-hires-rather-than-numb-them
For background checks: www.goodhire.com
Good on-boarding will make a world of difference, time must be spent on strategy and ensuring new hires are in alignment with Company’s vision, goals, mission, culture, and ethics. Interviews/Interviewers must be clear on the above and able to evaluate a good fit.
Good Onboarding SAVES you time and headache and must be looked at as an upfront investment.
Put the right people on the right seats (brief on values, and skills, candid convo on goals)
Most of the hiring sites have free options that work great! To ensure that your listings gets plenty of views/recognition/applications make sure that the listing title is clear and the listing description includes key terms and concise language.
Make sure to have a clear explanation of the position on the listing. People will be less likely to take the time to apply if the job description is unclear. Do not be afraid to include salary, benefit information, essential duties, etc. Also, you could briefly include information about the company's background and other important company details. For example, we explain in our listing how we support women, working parents, stay at home moms/dads, and retired individuals.
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