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April 26th, 2016

HR Best Practices for Onboarding: Speed with Online Checklists

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HR Best Practices Employee Onboarding

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There are a number of different administrative and training tasks that need to be accomplished when onboarding a new employee.

  • Benefits enrollment
  • I-9 form submissions
  • Sign the employee handbook
  • Set-up emails and desktop computers
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HR Best-practice for onboarding: Speed up onboarding timelines with Online Checklists. Here’s how it works.

Consider the above task-list (minus the papercut). You have multiple tasks that are being completed by multiple people (employees, supervisors, IT). In a sense, onboarding is a miniature project that needs an efficient way to be managed and supervised.

Online checklists speed up employee onboarding because they allow HR to delegate tasks, notify team members of new tasks, and track completion status. As individuals complete their assigned tasks, HR gets real-time dashboard updates on a new employee’s onboarding status.

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For new employees, they can find a link to the employee handbook built right into their online checklist. They can quickly download the book, and sign-off on having read it by clicking the task off of their virtual list. HR gets the final list with an audit trail of who checked which task off the list.

About Matt Ingold

Matt serves as Benetech's Director of Business Development. He helps employers reduce the cost of personnel management, and discover where improved talent management can give their business a competitive advantage.

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