Remove “buyer remorse” by setting new hires up to succeed
Today’s modern business owners look beyond the scope of hiring an employee and getting them settled on day one; they strive to have an organized approach to guiding their employees down a path to productivity and success throughout their first year.
An onboarding playbook is an organized plan that spans throughout the employee’s first year of employment. This helps companies have a structured onboarding approach that leads new employees down a path to success from day one.
When organized and done correctly, onboarding can help employees feel confident and engaged in their daily tasks, encourage them to be productive, and help them grow within their role and beyond…this is a huge win for your company!
An onboarding playbook can also help you ensure your new hire is suited to their workplace environment and company culture within an appropriate time frame; however, it’s crucial to note that you should be confident that they are a good fit for your culture before you even send the job offer (that has to do with your interview process and talent acquisition strategy).
Concise communication is key in fostering an understanding of company procedures, expectations, culture, and protocol; that is why it is important to curate a modern Employee Handbook that is unique to your business and incorporates all of this vital information in one book.
Having all of this information in one place means that you, as a business owner, will stay organized. It also means that all of your employees–new hires, or long-time employees alike– will be able to reference policies, practices, and other information that is relevant any time they need to. This can help avoid misunderstandings early on, as employees will be clearly told what to expect, and what is expected of them.
A modern Employee Handbook should go far beyond the old school, black-and-white approach to handbooks that we once knew! Colorful images, bold fonts, easy-to-digest paragraphs, and a bit of personality will help the information in your handbook resonate with every employee.