From Paychex – Using onboarding best practices can be key in your efforts to retain new hires from their first day on the job. To be effective, onboarding should be viewed as a strategic process, designed to provide the training and knowledge a new employee needs to be successful in their position.
In fact, says Paychex HR generalist Jessica Totman, successful onboarding should start before day one.
“Start communicating with the employee as soon as possible on what to expect on the first day,” she says. A preliminary email could include:
- A warm welcome (“We’re excited for your first day and the team looks forward to meeting you”)