So, you have managed to find your perfect hire and they have handed in their notice. Job done. But is it?
Ensure that offer letters and contracts are sent out promptly. We suggest clients have a 48 hour turn around policy from when an offer has been formally accepted. If proof of ID or credit checks are needed in order to carry out background checks it can be useful to send out these requests at the same time.
Take the time each week to check in with new hires at least once a week prior to them joining. Perhaps post or email documents for them to read over or an up to date staff handbook to browse over prior to their first day. If you are working with a recruitment agency they should remain in contact with their placed candidates and notify you of any questions or concerns prior.
A thorough induction can make or break the success of a new starter to the business. This year has created a lot of uncertainty with people being placed on furlough, risk of redundancies, and general instability.
It is not unusual to hear from candidates who have contacted their old employers within the first few weeks because they haven’t felt welcome, or things have seemed unorganised in their new place of work.
A welcome breakfast or takeaway lunch can be a simple and low-cost activity to introduce a new person into a team and it is something fun and informal. A shadowing half day is again another way for a person to get better acquainted with the team and the company.
Have a plan in place of who will be involved with training, when and where you need people to be and what resources already in place. A fully equipped desk, computer logins and resources to start working are all small but easy things to help someone settle into their new surroundings as quick as possible.
If you’re still unsure whether your onboarding process is detailed enough why not visit our blog on virtual onboarding.
With the vacancy count higher than ever now is the time to ensure you are at your best in order to attract the best. If you would like specialist help to recruit and promote your company why not get in touch and let us help you today!