Part 2 – What Do You Need to Consider When Onboarding?

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In Part 1, we looked at what Onboarding is, and why it is so crucial to get right.

Now we’ll look at what you need to consider when Onboarding new staff into your business.

Onboarding starts with the Orientation. This is the time for the new employee to complete and return all of the Payroll (ie bank information and tax forms) and HR forms (ie emergency contacts and personal information). It should also give them the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.

An important part of this process is how you make the employee feel. It’s important that they feel welcomed – in particular that they are greeted warmly on their first day. They should also get a personal introduction to people that they will be working closely with, and those who hold senior positions within the company (where possible).

The complete Onboarding process can take 1 -2 years, and also includes the standard employee review process that all staff are part of. When they start, communicate the full process with the new employee, and be clear with what’s expected of them at each point.

After going through how the process will work, you’ll need to monitor the progress of the new employee over time, and encourage open two-way communication.

Once established, you will be able to follow the same procedure for each new employee.

How Can RCT Careers Help You?

Recently we worked with a client to appoint a new candidate, then manage the Onboarding process to ensure a smooth transition into the role for the new employee.

We received this feedback –

‘Mary I have to you give you the best wrap ever.  John* is awesome!!!  He is everything I wanted plus more.

He’s fitted into the team perfectly.

Huge thanks Mary…’

*Name has been changed to protect privacy.

If you also need help to recruit and successfully manage the Onboarding of new staff – we’d love to help.


At RCT Careers – Recruitment Coaching Training we provide HR support to your business, so you can have the piece of mind that you have all your bases covered.

Mary Kampen has spent over 20 years in Recruitment/HR, Training and Management and with this has learned the most effective ways of obtaining and onboarding the best employees for your business. Sound good? Then call 0412 544 670 or email to get started.




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