If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I harp on about the importance of an induction/onboarding process for new employees. If I were a millionaire, I’d happily help you with your induction process for free, but I’m not, so here we are.

Not too long ago, a friend started a new job, and on day 1 she had no laptop, no phone and no idea what the plan was for her in her first couple of weeks.

The worst bit…they had 3 MONTHS to prepare!!

Safe to say she wasn’t impressed; first impressions count and let’s be honest, we can all be very quick to judge!

My personal experiences have been so varied – from a 6-month induction/training to being shown my desk and not having screens for my computer – seriously!

For me, an induction process is an essential part of the recruitment process;

  • it increases the retention of staff
  • it boosts their productivity once they start with you
  • it makes them feel supported and empowered – they will feel satisfied in their job;

and obviously, it reduces turnover costs!

New employees need time and energy invested in them. It’s SO worth it! This is your business we are talking about – why wouldn’t you invest in someone who will be working in your business?

Okay, so I’ve won you over, and you’re onboard (pun intended) with having a process – now what?

 My advice – document everything!!! 

  •  Type it out
  • Create video tutorials (Loom is an excellent tool for this)

Remember, once you’ve done it, it’s done forever (little tweaks as things change or need updating)

Plus, if you document it, employees can refer to it as a reminder.

Trust me when I say a lack of induction sets your new employee up to fail. And when they leave for your competitor down the road, you can look in the mirror and know you are 100% to blame.

Want a bit of help with the process? Here’s how we can work together