New employee onboarding

Standardize your new hire checklist so teammates get up to speed faster, feel secure in their new role, and are more engaged.

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While the hiring process is often lengthy and effort-intensive, preparation for a new employee’s arrival can sometimes be rushed. It’s tempting to pull together some docs and call it a day, but there’s more coordination that needs to happen to welcome new employees and empower them to succeed. By streamlining your onboarding process and using an actionable new hire checklist, you can make sure new employees get the information they need to be successful.

  • Standardize your onboarding process. What if we told you you could make your new employee feel welcome—without reinventing the wheel every time? Our new employee onboarding template can help you create a consistent plan that every team can adapt for their needs.
  • Align with cross-functional stakeholders. The best onboarding processes span multiple departments in order to ensure the new employee feels like part of the team. By centralizing work in one place, you can keep track of responsibilities, due dates, and attachments, while still coordinating great cross-functional work.
  • Empower new employees to learn at their own pace. Not every task needs to be completed during the initial onboarding checklist. Instead of cramming the entire onboarding process into the first day, make time for a warm welcome and one-on-one conversations, and track actionable work in Asana. Use your new employee onboarding project to give your new employee the information they need to succeed—without overwhelming them with information on their first day.
  • Enhance the remote hiring experience. If your company runs a remote onboarding process, a new employee onboarding project is a great way to set communication norms, provide helpful additional context for your new hire, and establish expectations. By storing action items and documentation in your new employee onboarding project, you can dedicate more time during onboarding calls to getting to know each other and establishing a great working relationship.
  • Build inclusive communities from day one. Creating an inclusive community is an integral part of having a great onboarding (and employee) experience. It’s also especially relevant if you’re onboarding remote employees. In your new employee onboarding document, include information about any Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) your company offers or ways they can get involved in your company community, so new employees feel supported from day one.

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  • How do you welcome a new employee? There’s no right way to welcome a new employee, but a few important things to consider during the new employee onboarding process are: How much information are you giving your employee at once? Is there an easy way for them to store and revisit that information? Are you balancing their actionable onboarding sessions with one-on-ones and coffee walks so they can get to know your team? Use these questions to guide your new employee welcome process, and make every new hire immediately feel like part of the team.
  • What is a new employee checklist? A new employee onboarding checklist is a collection of all of the information your new employee needs to do or learn during their first day or weeks on your team. With a new employee onboarding checklist, you can ensure every task is actionable—without overwhelming your new employee with too much information on their first day.
  • What are the phases of onboarding? Each company has its own unique onboarding process, so your onboarding phases will be unique to your company. Generally, however, companies will have a pre-introduction or pre-onboarding phase that happens before the new employee’s first day. Then, there’s the immersion or orientation phase, when the new employee is getting acclimated at your company. Next is the training phase, as the new employee settles in and learns the ins and outs of their role. Finally there’s the performance or cultivation phase, where the employee is fully integrated and contributing in their role.
  • What is included in new employee onboarding? Your new employee onboarding project should include a mixture of actionable tasks the employee needs to sign, read, or do. It’s also a great place to include documentation about company norms, benefits, policies, and the like. Finally, make sure to include team-specific resources that your new employee might need.

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