Onboarding is an essential component of your hiring process, and the most important period in the employee lifecycle. And your Hireology and Click Boarding integration can make it a consistent experience for each new hire you employ. Here are some tips from the Click Boarding team on how to engage your team and onboard effectively in 2021 and beyond. 
And don’t forget: tomorrow, Tuesday December 8th, kicks off our Healthcare Beat Series — a two-day webinar series featuring big names in healthcare hiring like SkillSurvey, Click Boarding, CareAcademy, and SkillCheck. If you’ve yet to sign up, you can register here

What is onboarding?

The onboarding process isn’t a time for employee orientation; it shouldn’t be treated like a transaction and shouldn’t be a one-time event. Rather, your onboarding process should be a time when you introduce employees to the expectations, skills, knowledge, and culture of your company. 
Despite  virtual challenges, social distancing, and increased new hire expectations, onboarding has changed for good. As a result, you’ll need to look at new hire onboarding a bit differently. 

The New Onboarding of 2020 and Beyond…

…is Remote 

Remote onboarding allows you ability to deploy a seamless, digital and mobile experience with your technology stack. Find ways that you and your team can create a sense of belonging from a distance while getting new employees up to speed on their new role and your organization. 

…is Distanced 

As the pandemic continues without a definitive end in sight, it’s important to follow compliance and sanitation plans closely and carefully. Use your onboarding process to establish updated protocols and safety procedures that your agency follows. 

…Prioritizes Wellness 

It may be a lonely trek for your new hires given the circumstances. Recognize and help prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation from the get-go. It’s imperative that you also continue to prioritize wellness throughout the employee lifecycle, because it builds trust with employees through psychological safety.

…Is Adaptive 

2020 has made flexibility and agility primary skills for all companies. Embrace new models for work that are safe, fluid, and flexible to keep your team motivated. Prevent burnout early by addressing problems, roadblocks, and strain on individuals and leaders.

Tips for Effective Employee Engagement in the New Norm

Be Open

There’s never been a better time to embrace change. Processes and procedures will inevitably shift, and that’s okay. Make sure your team is comfortable, and encourage feedback whenever possible. Introduce an open door policy so that employees can address any issues they have. 

Communicate Regularly 

Check in early and often. Set up one-on-one meetings between managers and new hires to ensure there’s an easy pathway for consistent communication. Over communicate across channels to get everyone on the same page, and address manager burnout so you don’t run the risk of your team jumping ship. 

Try New Tactics

Implement new models for onboarding and beyond. If a process isn’t working, change it up. Ask your team to share their feedback on current processes to show them their voice matters — after all, they are directly involved in these processes, so their feedback is incredibly valuable. Don’t be afraid to get creative and inventive. Sometimes, the bolder, the better! 

The Undeniable Impact of Onboarding 

Onboarding has statistically proven to be an invaluable component to your hiring process. The numbers don’t lie:

Set your employees up for success from day one with a comprehensive onboarding process to keep your team around longer. 

The Bottom Line

Together, Click Boarding and Hireology deliver the experience your employees not only expect but deserve. Trust Click’s elevated experiences, guided by design. It’s the win your HR team has been waiting for! 
If you’re interested in seeing the integration in action, schedule a demo with Click Boarding. And don’t forget to register for our free Healthcare Beat Series, kicking off tomorrow! 

About Click Boarding

Click Boarding integrates with your existing tech solutions, augmenting and extending capabilities for a single comprehensive HR suite. Click Boarding enables Hireology’s all-in-one hiring and talent management platform through elevated engagement opportunities.