One of the most time-consuming, often paper-intensive tasks of talent management is onboarding. Not to mention, one missed field on an important form can be a bad day for compliance. For some companies, onboarding a new hourly worker can take up to a day to process.

According to the Harvard Business Review, companies with a standardized onboarding process leaves employees with a most positive outlook and results in 62% great productivity in new hires and 50% better retention. Without a quick, reliable, repeatable, and educational onboarding process, you may be missing a huge opportunity to attract — and keep — talent. A new employee’s experience throughout the onboarding process is one of the most important parts of the employee lifecycle and it’s likely this experience will be shared with the employee’s peers, family, and social media following.

So, how do you enable hiring managers to onboard new employees quickly, while creating a positive experience that saves time and money?

Enable Your Managers with the Right Tech

When it comes to onboarding new employees and starting off on the right foot, managers need to be able to track onboarding processes online and inform new hires of any outstanding paperwork or missed steps that need to be completed. They’ll also need to create and edit forms on-demand and digitally, alongside a whole host of self-service needs. This will require a strong talent management system.

Go Mobile

Having a fully mobile-optimized experience enables new hires to complete all of their new hire paperwork remotely, including being able to digitally sign your company handbook as well as key forms such as I9 and W4 – so they can show up for their first shift ready to go.

Make it Branded

With onboarding, speed is key – but so is creating a fun onboarding experience that speaks to your brand. Try adding images and videos as a part of the onboarding experience to promote your brand, your values, and your mission.

Make it Integrated

Packaging up and sending new hire data to other business critical applications such as payroll in an automated way is essential to completing the onboarding process. It’ll save you a lot of time and headache, too.

Having a streamlined onboarding experience is essential to capturing and retaining talent, and making your hiring managers’ lives easier. It’ll save your business time – and therefore, money – and show your brand in a professional light while setting new employees up for success. Make sure you have the right technology to automate processes, integrate with important third parties, and make onboarding and compliance a breeze for managers and employees.

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