In this YouTube video, HR360Inc discusses the five must have’s for employee onboarding.
Formal orientations help set up new employees for success. It’s a second chance to make a good impression on the new employee and extend your corporate brand and values.
This orientation should happen ASAP after the employee’s start date.
In this orientation, you’ll want to:
- Cover new hire paperwork, like I9 documentation, background check information, and more.
- Discuss company policies around attendance, absenteeism, time off, meal breaks, employee conduct, dress code, and more.
- Compensation and benefits discussions should include direct deposit information, payroll, health insurance information, signups for 401(k)s, and employee assistance programs.
The employee handbook should be provided, which serves as official written documentation of the company policies. Even if some parts have already been discussed, employees should be told they are responsible for abiding by all of the handbook’s contents. Getting a signed and returned statement by the employee acknowledging this is vital.
Finally, scheduling training for the employee is essential. It could be informal or formal. Don’t skimp on investing in this step for your new employee.