Onboarding a new employee can be overwhelming and getting it right is incredibly important. So do you have a process in place to make sure you have dotted all of the i’s and crossed all of the t’s?

Onboarding Process

Although the process may vary for different companies, some things stay the same across all industries.  In this article, we will share ten tips for making sure you cover all of your bases and give your employee the best chance of succeeding. 

10 Tips For Onboarding An Employee

1. Paperwork

Make sure you have all the paperwork in order before your new employee arrives. This includes their offer letter, contract, and any necessary onboarding documents.

Make sure to let your employee know ahead of time to bring a voided check and to be prepared to provide information necessary for payroll and taxes.

One of the most often overlooked parts of the onboarding process is setting aside enough time for the employee to complete the forms.  In addition, keep in mind that they don’t fill out these forms on a regular basis so having someone there to walk them through this process will make it easier for them and help them feel less stress.

2. Account Access

Get your new employee set up with the necessary accounts and access on their first day. This includes email, intranet, and any other company systems they will need to use.

Unfortunately, too many businesses don’t dedicate enough time to get this process in place.  This can put the company at risk of cyber attack later.  A good process gives your new employees access to only the accounts they absolutely need. 

3. Train On Cyber Hygiene

This is also a good time to train your employees on good cyber hygiene. Ongoing training will be needed but it’s important to make sure right from the start that your employees know you take cyber hygiene seriously.

4. Tour & Introductions

Give your new employee a tour of the office and introduce them to their team members. This will help them feel welcomed and comfortable in their new environment.

When introducing them to their teammat