Congratulations! You have finally found what you deem to be the ideal candidate to fill your XYZ position, they have accepted your offer, and are ready to start work. Now is time for the lengthy and cumbersome onboarding process. According to the article, “Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time,” written by George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut, you can onboard talent more efficiently by following some key practices.
First, they suggest collaborating with your newest employee to develop a personal plan for their onboarding process rather than giving a generic onboarding plan. Additionally, they suggest the relationship network is a crucial key in orienting an employee. Make sure your employee is adequately introduced and set up for success with their critical counterparts/subordinates/managers.
Read further for more tips on faster, more efficient onboarding. The more quickly your new employee is up to speed, the better your investment.