Two employees during onboarding process



If you’re spending too much time on the hiring process, you’re not doing the most vital work for your organization. It’s important to recruit candidates that lead to a successful team, but managers have a multitude of responsibilities to attend to. Between your day-to-day activities, bigpicture goals, and managing your team? It can be daunting to add one more item to your to-do list. However, we can help you make onboarding a breeze. By implementing an effective system, you can educate new hires and focus on the rest of your to-do list. 

Set Expectations

New hires will face one issue more than any other: uncertainty. Even when the job is a perfect fit, it can take time to adjust to a new position. Establishing a rapport and clearly outlining expectations is crucial to effective leadership. For a new worker to be successful, they need to understand how performance is measured and what benchmarks they will need to meet. Be sure to confirm targets and answer any questions to create a relationship with effective feedback on both ends. Encourage an open line of communication from the beginning to avoid any discrepancies upfront. 

Streamline Your Process

Take a note from Henry Ford: a systematic approach encourages maximum efficiency. Streamlining your onboarding process maintains a steady process and saves you time. It also ensures every new hire gets the same information. Create a folder or binder with any paperwork or training documents that need to be completed, as well as any resources that can aid their integration. 

Get in Touch

Once you have a process in place, you still want to keep things personal. While you have your own duties to attend to throughout the day, it’s essential to check in during the onboarding process. A new hire will expect you to at least pop in if you aren’t able to lead the training. Give your new team members an opportunity to check in with you and ask any questions they may have. Additionally, part of the new employee orientation should include a scheduled meeting for the following week to recap their experience thus far. 

Learn from the Experts at Davis Staffing

Your existing onboarding strategy can work, but we recommend outsourcing to the professionals. Team up with a temporary staffing service like Davis Staffing. As a top Chicago agency, we have years of experience maximizing your team’s potential.

Davis Staffing’s expertise in the industry can help you hire and onboard effectively. Our team can help you create and execute a specialized training program for your organization, so contact us today to learn more!