Frequently asked questions - FAQs
Q. What is employee onboarding?
A. Onboarding is the official term given to preparing new recruits for success at your company. Some tasks will take place before they start – such as setting up their computer and access to essential work software like WhosOff, and creating passwords and logins.
Other onboarding tasks will take place in their first few days and weeks with your company. For example, tours of the office or building in which they will be based, induction sessions with their teammates, managers and other members of the company, and getting their employee record populated with critical information like their emergency contact details.
There’s a lot to organise when someone starts a new job, which is why many companies choose employee onboarding software like WhosOff to streamline the process.
Q. Will employee onboarding software make the process quicker?
A. For most companies, the answer is yes! Digital HR software with employee onboarding tools make it easy to create templates and check lists for welcoming new recruits, so you don’t have to start from scratch when somebody joins the company.
It’s also easier to manage onboarding processes that involve other people in your company, as you can assign tasks to people using your HR software. For example, you can delegate setting up technology and passwords to your IT team, or put your new starter’s manager in charge of their first day induction sessions.
Q. Does a good employee onboarding programme drive long-term success?
A. There are many factors that influence whether someone thrives within your business, but a good employee onboarding programme will maximise their chances of getting up to full speed as quickly as possible.
Plus, with a platform like WhosOff, which integrates employee onboarding within wider HR software, you can put strategic follow-ups in place to make sure you’re checking in regularly with new recruits – such as scheduling appraisals and progress reports every 3-6 months.