At first it seems like a lot of work, until you one day you realize…
How much more effective it is with much less time, effort, and resources.
The “it” in this case is your on-boarding process.
Definition of on-boarding: Procedures to effectively integrate (a new employee) into an organization.
The key word here is effectively. Because it is a little tricky. How do you know if their on-boarding was effective?
The answer is simple. Productivity goes up, people embrace culture faster, and you are retaining top talent.
*Bonus benefit, you will have more time and energy to focus on your priorities and planning.
Here is how you tell if it is ineffective. People hesitate to take action, you get distracted by emergencies, and high turnover.
*Challenge, constant stress with less time and energy for you to focus on meaningful work.
So how do you make your on-boarding more effective?
You make it a priority.
You develop a meaningful program.
You dedicate time to implement it consistently every single time.
Then you review and revise the program as the company grows and changes.
Because hiring some one is a big decision. And you want to hire the best, so you need the best process possible from the start to make that decision easier for you.