Transforming Onboarding the Hollaroo Way

Imagine a world where you can stay connected to all the great talent your company has ever met and all the great talent you ever will meet.

Better still, imagine a world where you can empower all those people as brand advocates to introduce even more great talent to your organisation.

Connecting you to the right talent at the right time to bridge the talent gap and transform your recruitment.

The current state of play

The first days and weeks on the job for new employees are crucial. They can literally make or break a new employee’s impression of your company and determine whether or not they want to stay.

All too often, new employees are emailed a packet of intimidating forms to fill out and told to come back when it’s completed.

Today’s workforce expects more and the talent you invite into your organization deserves a better experience.

A fresh approach

Organizations should strive to create an onboarding solution that emphasizes employee socialization, increases engagement, and speeds the employee’s ability to contribute to your organization’s success, as well as their own.

Every organization has its own version of the complex process of onboarding, but introducing the latest technology can benefit companies across the board.

Where to start

  • Simplify the approach.  Make the onboarding experience easy and enjoyable for new hires. Communicate regularly to boost engagement. Enhance the user experience and simplify the process to make completing the required forms easy instead of tedious. Most importantly, seek feedback and continually work to improve the process over time.
  • Build Connections.  Find ways to introduce new hires to their team members and help them feel connected even before Day 1. No one is better suited to teach new hires about your organization, culture, and roles than their new colleagues. Facilitating relationship building early on will help them feel comfortable and bring them up to speed in record time.
  • Remove Friction.  Ensure that onboarding is the beginning of the employee journey where information flows to the HCM system to avoid hours spent on repetitive data entry by HR and employees. The less time spent on data entry and paperwork means more time for assimilation, network building, and productivity. 

Onboarding is a continual process throughout the journey of work, not a single event.

Bringing a new employee into an organization or on to a new team goes beyond a week of orientation and should include several conversations over time to allow the new hire to fully assimilate to their role and to the organization.

Take time to clarify the company culture; check in often over the course of the first year of employment to ensure your new hire remains on a good path, and establish a follow-up plan to monitor how they’re faring.

Your organization gets one chance to do onboarding right, so go all-out to make it a meaningful experience for your employee.

With the importance of recruiting and retaining talent at an all-time high, business leaders must understand that effectively integrating new hires into the organization is an important step to ensure their success.

Above all, the onboarding experience is a personal one. If new employees are treated as valued contributors from the start, it increases the probability that they’ll be engaged, and remain engaged, as they disperse throughout the company.

The Hollaroo Way

Hollaroo is a talent engagement platform enabling you to leverage the power of anytime referrals, create pipelines of the best future talent, on-board new hires and create communities to manage your succession planning approach.

We create seamless engagement by helping organisations to build a destination point for future candidates, referred talent, alumni networks, diverse groups, graduates and your own employee teams.