An effective onboarding process can make a world of difference for a new employee and your organization's success. It ensures that you introduce them to your company culture, values, and expectations while equipping them with the necessary knowledge and tools to thrive in their role, all while fostering a positive and welcoming environment.
Whether you have a small company or a big institution, having a proper plan for onboarding new employee with save you a lot of money:
Reduced Turnover Costs: If you have an effective step by step onboarding plan, it helps your new employees feel more comfortable and connected to the organization. It creates a sense of belonging and reduces the likelihood of early turnover.
Increased Productivity: According to a Gallup report, a significant 88% of employees feel that their company falls short in effectively onboarding new hires. Which is why a well-structured onboarding plan is important as it ensures that your new hires are equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources to perform their jobs, which helps them become productive contributors quicker.
Improved Employee Engagement: If you have onboarding that emphasizes engagement and integration, it will help employees feel valued and committed. According to a report from Gallup , 70% of employees who have had an outstanding onboarding experience express a high level of job satisfaction.
Onboarding a new employee is not a one step process. There are many aspect you have consider while onboarding them:
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Important stuff gets lost in the avalanche of irrelevant emails, and it becomes all too easy for everyone to lose track of deadlines.
The challenge of coordinating tasks, keeping track of content, and collaborating has become more difficult now that people are working remotely: when folks are working in different locations, and at different times, making sure everyone is always on the same page is both harder and more vital.>
This Task Board shows how Jon, the Hiring Manager at NewHorizon, gets his team working together in their efforts to bring new employees onboard.
Jon has made this board viewable to you, so click on the image below to see it, live!
Jon is the Hiring Manager at NewHorizon and he set up the Kerika Account for his team, which is why he is listed as the Account Owner.
Lastly, we have Dennis, a stakeholder whose role is simply to monitor the onboarding process. As he won't be making any alterations, Jon configured Rosh as a Visitor, which is completely cost-free. You can add as many visitors as you want!
Including Rosh as a Visitor eliminates the need for Jon to create status reports. Rosh can effortlessly monitor the onboarding process by accessing the board whenever necessary.
The best part is that none of these individuals had to face the inconvenience of installing software or browser plug-ins to utilize Kerika!>
This HR team has created a straightforward onboarding process, made easy by Kerika's Task Boards: Each column on the board mirrors a step in their onboarding journey.
What makes Kerika fantastic is its flexibility: each board can be customized to precisely align with your company's unique onboarding process.
With Kerika, you have the freedom to configure the entire process according to your preferences, without any pressure to alter your established procedures. (This sets Kerika apart from many other task management tools!)>
Kerika is your all-in-one onboarding solution. It handles everything from details to communication, deliverables, and validation. It's user-friendly, affordable, and requires no training—just open your browser and start in seconds.
Let’s take a closer look at the cards on Jon’s board to see how Kerika does everything this team needs:
When you open a card, you can see at a glance Jon and Betty are assigned the task to perform the background check of Jeff Smith (a new employee) -- and this card can be more than one person -- when it’s due, what is its current status, and details about the work item. All of this is right in the Details tab, but there’s more, like the Checklist tab that lets you easily track smaller tasks:
When you open this card, you'll quickly spot that Jon and Betty are responsible for performing Jeff Smith's (the new employee) background check. You can see the due date of this task, its current status, and specifics right in the Details tab. But that's not all; there's also the Checklist tab, which makes it effortless to keep tabs on smaller tasks:
You can assign and schedule each checklist item, and Kerika ensures that everything is neatly consolidated on the card so that nothing gets overlooked.
As this task progresses, passing from one person to another, it's natural for discussions to arise—questions, concerns, and suggestions may come up along the way.
All of these interactions are documented in the Chat tab of this card. This means you don't have to sift through your crowded email inbox to locate the pertinent comments and discussions related to this specific task. (And, of course, each work item or card can have its own set of details, checklist, and chat.)
But there's more to it - Kerika also handles all the necessary content for each task. You can effortlessly drag-and-drop files from your laptop and add links to interesting resources you discover on the Internet. Additionally, you have the option to create new Google Docs directly within Kerika!
This is just a glimpse of what Kerika can do for you. You have the flexibility to create as many boards in your account as you need, and you can establish separate teams for each of them.
In case a project becomes more intricate and you accumulate numerous cards, Kerika's Highlights feature will assist you in focusing on your top priorities, such as tasks assigned to you:
The greatest advantage of Kerika is its versatility. It's not limited to just onboarding new employees; you can utilize it for various other tasks your human resource department needs to handle. The system is incredibly user-friendly, and there's no need for any training.>
If you are using Google Apps (GMail, Google Docs...) you will be delighted to find that Kerika comes with Google Apps support right out of the box! Simply use your Google ID, and you're good to go! There's no need for any plug-ins or add-ons, and there's no extra charge.
Any files you upload are stored in your own Google Drive without any additional set up. And that's going to make your IT folks a whole lot happier than having your files disappear into the cloud.
Sharing files is super easy in Kerika. When you create a new file, all the members of the board automatically get write-access to it. Visitors also get read-only access to your files. You can even create new Google documents from inside a Kerika task or board.
If you upload a new version of a file, or rename something from inside Kerika, that shows up automatically in your Google Drive as well. If a Google file is updated, that shows up in your Kerika boards as well.
Everything you do in your Google drive gets updated in Kerika in real time! So there's no need to manually manage any documents.>
Are you ready for the art of onboarding new employees? Because Kerika is ready to help you succeed!>