Creating a solid new employee onboarding process ensures that new additions to your team can start on the right foot. Times have changed, especially in the workplace. So many of today's teams are remote. The proper employee onboarding process can keep new hires on the same page—even from different time zones and stages in the onboarding process. 

New team structures also bring new problems. Signing the correct paperwork is only one crucial part of onboarding. For remote teams, it can be challenging to build a sense of connection between team members. Many teams are turning to automation in their HR processes, from recruitment to onboarding, to find the right talent and keep them on board. 

Before onboarding, start with automated recruiting

Before reaching the onboarding process, recruiters can already start streamlining their search for new candidates. Choosing the correct workflow for your team is all it takes to scale up your recruitment process. Wrk's Recruitment Wrkflow makes finding the right candidate faster while reducing friction. Recruiters set the criteria for this automated workflow. Based on those criteria, it automatically qualifies and ranks candidates. Instead of going through piles of resumes, the "generate" action can make lists of qualified candidates and send them to hiring managers. If the criteria change, updating them is easy, so your company's hiring process can adapt to the new standards and needs.

With a steady stream of incoming applications, companies can ensure they are ready to hire the right people at the right moment.

These days, the talent search is fast, and you want to avoid discovering that somehow someone missed your ideal candidate. When HR teams decide to automate onboarding, they can be sure that only the most qualified candidates' applications make it onto their recruitment lists. They can follow up with each candidate personally and start the onboarding process. 

Get new hires up to speed

Once you find the right fit, Wrk's Onboarding Wrkflow can cover new employee contracts, payroll paperwork, and onboarding meetings. Ineffective onboarding is why companies lose 17% of their new hires within the first three months. Reducing gaps in communication means freeing up more time to train and get new talent up to speed on the employee onboarding checklist. Also, managers and new employees can schedule their first meetings automatically.

That’s because spending time can mean saving money. “Replacing talent runs as high as two times annual salary,” said Ben Peterson, CEO of BambooHR. “And it’s not just about dollars. Culture and job satisfaction is hugely impacted, as well as morale, productivity, lost insider knowledge. It’s painful to lose people.”

Adding this process ensures no missed messages or delays when connecting new hires with the team and the resources they need to do well in their new role. It also means that new hires can still feel connected to the company comfortably, and remotely.

Employee onboarding, but make it automated

By automating the process of bringing a new employee on board, HR teams can clearly define and explain employee roles. Automation will prevent people from doing the same thing twice, wasting resources, and engaging in other activities detrimental to employee morale. Making sure that essential documents, onboarding checklists, and job descriptions are always up-to-date and shared with new and old hires will keep everyone on the same page. A defined process will help reduce burnout and make it more likely that new hires will have a good experience.

A survey by Mckinsey & Co. found that positive employee experiences lead to 16 times the engagement of those with negative experiences, and they are 8x more likely to want to stay at that company.

When the process of bringing new employees on board is streamlined, HR teams can spend their time on things that boost morale and support company values instead.

In the end, automation can make your onboarding more comfortable. It also helps you feel more organized and efficient, and it can also boost your productivity.

Out with the tedious, in with the high-value tasks

With tedious administrative tasks given to automation, HR teams can focus on creating the right onboarding experience. They will get new hires prepared, engaged, and connected with their new team. By automating HR processes, your HR managers will have more time and energy to work on high-level tasks.

The ultimate goal is to make a great place to work that attracts and keeps the right people. While reducing the problems that cause people to leave or get burned out. Wrk's Wrkflows are simple to customize to suit your team's needs. They also keep communication seamless, keep essential documents up-to-date, and encourage employees to stick around for the long run.

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