Getting new employees through the new hire paperwork process takes time and there is always the risk of data input error. Using an automated onboarding system that starts with automating the data collection of I-9, W-4 and E-verify forms creates a 100 percent paperless process that is quick for the human resources department to use and lessens the chance for error. By implementing an automated system for onboarding your company will not only make a great first impression on your new employees, but it will get them prepped for their role in the company faster. New employees who go through a structured onboarding program are 58 percent more likely to be with the organization after three years (Source).

After automating the data collection process, you can start using effective onboarding practices. It is critical that new employees have positive experiences and successes in the early stages of employment in order to build confidence. When an employee is unsure of the expectations, it can be frustrating and stressful to begin work and create a plan to succeed. A great first step is to highlight your company’s culture by making them apart of it while showing them they are a good fit. Then move on to training and setting small goals. The more attention you spend during the onboarding process, the more efficient your new employees will become. Organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 54 percent greater new-hire productivity and 50 percent greater new hire retention. In addition 77% of new hires who hit their first performance milestone had a formal onboarding training (Source).

When you spend less time filling out paper work and more time training and moving into goal setting, you will increase employee engagement. Retention is higher when employees know specific expectations in the workplace. When onboarding is done effectively, benefits include:

  • Lower Turnover
  • Lower Stress
  • Higher Job Satisfaction
  • Higher Performance Levels
  • Higher Overall Commitment to your Company

BirdDogHR offers an onboarding, performance and learning solutions to help organizations improve employee engagement starting on their first day. Learn more about BirdDogHR Employee Onboarding Software, Performance Management and Learning Management Software.