By Joan Honig, DocuWare – You only get one chance to make a first impression. This is particularly true in terms of the new employee experience. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they have a great onboarding experience.
In many companies, the first thing a new employee does is fill out a stack of forms so they can get paid, enroll in benefits, and access policies and procedures. If new hires are asked to fill out numerous paper forms, they spend significant time on their first day sitting at their desk rather than getting familiar with their job responsibilities and meeting their colleagues.