The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenge of onboarding new staff members. The work from home initiative creates a virtual barrier between employers and employees, as online interviews and e-communication are now the new normal.

So, Onboard by Konsolute has moved with the times. A virtual platform, that allows new hires to integrate with vast online communities; have utter transparency about the job role and requirements, and wholly affiliate themselves with the company’s vision and policies, from day one.

Transparency & Compliance

For companies that care about their staff, Onboard provides a platform that supports staff, keeping them both safe and motivated. The Onboard platform provides mandatory compliance videos, introductory policies, procedures, links and documents. This ensures employees are clear on the rules that govern the company, the company vision and tasks they should be completing, every step of the way. These tasks can be extensively tailored for each role and individual, giving the hiring manager complete control over their access and permissions. Users are also presented with mandatory and recommended joining procedures that must be completed before the employee can continue enrolling. Safeguarding your new hire against workplace errors and injury as well as protecting the company by providing concrete evidence that safety videos have been shown, and the new employee is aware of the policies governing the company.

Creating a community

Often, new employees can feel lost in new corporations. Onboard allows them to create a profile about themselves, which is mutually beneficial to the new employee and the corporation. The bio provides an overview of relevant interests, which are then automatically uploaded on to Delve- connecting new employees with likeminded colleagues. The automated system simultaneously picks up on keywords, showcasing expertise and passions which may be useful to the company later. This allows employers to orchestrate relevant teams quickly and easily for niche tasks.

Onboard also provides a hierarchical view of the company ladder. Connecting new hires to those they report to and the wider organisation, as it would be in a physical office setup. Important documents, news and information can be easily sent to them by relevant staff members. Onboard furthers this immersive experience, by intelligently recommending knowledge, research and communities based on your new hire’s profile.

Administrative control

Onboard’s virtual administration takes the hassle out of mundane onboarding procedures in many ways. Within role specific templates, reporting managers, and other admins, can be added to provide useful uploads, announcements, teams and documents- to ensure new hires fully understand what’s needed from them.

Managers can then visualise statistics for task completion, engagement and interaction, via the Onboard dashboard. Running reports enables them to make the necessary operational changes to engage employees and ensure the tasks at hand are being completed. The dashboard adds further convenience, by flagging missing documents such as bank details and passport scans. This ensures new employees can quickly and effectively communicate their onboarding status, speeding up the entire process.

Why is the onboarding process so important?

Repeated failure to integrate new employees will always be detrimental to a company, with an increase in staff turnover leading to higher recruitment and training costs. Even pre-COVID, a staggering 88% of employees believed that their new employer did a poor job with the onboarding process, with 22% of hires quitting their roles because of serious issues when initiating into the company. It’s clear to us that the onboarding process is undervalued, and in need of adaptation. Employee’s will feel more motivated if their onboard experience has followed a methodical, nurturing and logical timeline and new employee retention will save your company both time and money.

Built for Microsoft 365: SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Teams and Delve to improve your organisation and new hire’s seamless, integrated experience. Follow the link for more info about Onboard.

Why Remote Working Will be the New Normal, Even After Covid-19 – E.Y

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