The objective of onboarding is for new talent to feel comfortable, feel part of and engage with the company from the very beginning.
By Alfredo Terlizzi*
28/09/2022 – 07,55hs
All organizations, regardless of industry they belong to, have one goal: to grow. His vote Hire new employees with the onboarding process Fluid and engaging, in that they are given a good first impression.
The purpose of onboarding is for new talent to feel comfortable, begin to feel a part of and Get started with the company,
The onboarding process includes all kinds of initiatives that companies take to ensure proper integration of new people into the organization and become necessary from a business point of view.
It is a moment that involves different layers, one more general, at the company level, where, for example, the mission, vision and values are transmitted, and another, more strategic or technical, relates to the role that the new The employee will be within the organization.
Role of Technology in Onboarding
In recent times, technology is gaining prominence. Above all, join hands with new generations of HR professionals who are reaching the level of decision making in companies who believe that the most advanced tools are great aides to the onboarding process.
For example, cloud products through videos, action guides, evaluations or other types of tools such as gamification; All this within the framework of a high quality user experience.
Keys to Achieving a Successful Onboarding
What is demanded is that the associate knows the fundamental foundations (mission, vision), organizational culture, its structure and understands the various aspects of their tasks and responsibilities.
By providing the necessary information and tools, you will speed up the process and reduce the learning curve of the collaborator So the sooner you can start adding value to your role, the sooner you will be productive for the company.
In this sense, it is important that companies that have hybrid or remote work plan a comprehensive human resources policy where Onboarding is the first linkAnd the noble aim of reducing the learning curve so that the collaborator can add maximum value as soon as possible.
There is no onboarding without consistent policies
In turn, within this HR policy, tools should be included. For example, a comprehensive human resource management system undoubtedly facilitates the onboarding process, for example, repositories for files and digital documentation, where it is possible to present material such as an institutional video, manual of good practices.
It also allows you to view job descriptions, organization charts, your team’s contact details and your references. Specific courses may also be offered, with their respective assessments, employing a facilitator, a mentor.
The onboarding process should be designed and incorporated into a policy and procedures
In this framework, it is important that beyond the equipment used, The induction process is designed and embodied in a policy and procedures. Otherwise, tools can help, but they will not be enough.
Correspondingly, politics would not be sufficient without the means to facilitate the process. In other words, for a successful onboarding process, both are essential: policy and tools.
* Alfredo Terlizzi The founder and CEO of Varkia is