After a tireless search, you finally found the right person for your open position. Their start date is approaching quickly.
Your work isn’t done yet, though. You need to continue to nurture your new hire not only throughout their first year at your company, but before their first day. Digital onboarding makes doing that easy for you and them.
Creating a digital onboarding process also helps retain employees. After all, the tech sets a precedent for the employee experience new hires can expect. Unfortunately, only 12% of employees “strongly agree” their organization excels at onboarding, according to Gallup.
On the other hand, paper-based onboarding likely results in a sluggish transition slowed further by needless manual processes. This leaves new hires frustrated, with a bad first impression that can easily push them out the door.
If these disgruntled new hires stay, they can negatively impact your organization by creating a lack of credibility in recruitment. The frustrated employees can quickly share their bad experience with co-workers, disrupting productivity and reducing morale and engagement.
And imagine if paper-based onboarding inadvertently exposed your staff’s personal data. Would it even be possible to piece back together your workforce’s shattered trust?
So what does a successful onboarding process look like? The Society for Human Resource Management reports that successful onboarding approaches follow the four Cs:
Digital onboarding makes sure your company checks all these boxes for every new hire, and Paycom can help you get there.
How do the four Cs apply to digital onboarding?
With the right onboarding tool and a single HR software, companies enjoy:
- greater compliance from strong encryption and management of important new hire documents
- more clarification due to consolidated processes, no data reentry and instantly accessible employee info
- better communication with new hires to answer their questions and instill trust before they formally start
- a supportive culture that inspires employees and makes it easier for them to form connections
Read this guide to learn how Paycom simplifies the onboarding process and empowers new hires before their first day.