The ability to have clear sight of that data that you’re controlling is a basic requirement for effective business management. But achieving this is often easier said than done, especially when dealing with human resources.
While digital technology has transformed the way we’re able to track and monitor so many aspects of business operations, the process of employee onboarding is one area which has been overlooked.
This is despite it being such a crucial part of recruitment - onboarding covers the tricky process of converting chosen candidates into employees. Any inefficiencies can prove particularly costly as chosen applicants are allowed to ‘slip away’.
A 2016 survey, commissioned by webonboarding, found that 47 percent of HR managers have reported losing chosen candidates because of problems during onboardinging. And for those that do join; delays, frustrations and admin mix-ups create the worst possible first impressions of a new employer.
Outdated management methods
The traditional problem for HR teams has been identifying these issues when they have such limited visibility of employee onboarding processes. This is a legacy of communications usually being handled by a patchwork of paperwork, phone calls and emails.
It makes the management of information between HR, hiring managers and onboardees, a slow and painstaking operation - particularly so when dealing with large numbers of new hires. Information is prone to becoming scattered and fragmented, stifling the ability to spot problems or monitor performance.
Addressing these issues, is one of the reasons that companies are now moving to digital employee onboarding solutions which provide the kind of management visibility that’s not previously been possible. A system such as webonboarding features an integrated reporting suite, providing HR teams with a powerful tool to identify misfiring processes and maintain the best standards.
Digital reporting tools
It’s able to do this because all of the information generated during employee onboarding is automatically tracked, collated and digitally logged. It provides a wealth of accurate data on the entire process, with reports available on everything from the time it takes and withdrawal ration to onboardees’ feedback ratings.
Trying to access this level of information using traditional methods is prohibitively time consuming and complex, as information has to be manually pieced together from a multitude of different sources. It means that issues can only be identified when they have mutated into a significant problem.
With improved visibility, HR teams are able to continually fine-tune their onboarding processes. Blockages and painpoints can be instantly identified and tackled. With the system providing onboardee feedback, everything can be done to ensure that new recruits have a positive first impression of your business.
Smarter employee onboarding
It sets the foundation for a solid and lasting working relationship with employees given everything they need, from day one, to become an integral and productive part of your business.
By improving the visibility of employee onboarding in this way, businesses give themselves a significant advantage over competitors who still rely on traditional management methods. In an increasingly competitive employment market, it’s a way to maximize the chances of attracting the very best talent.
Webonboarding provides a streamlined way to onboard new employees - reducing admin time, boosting efficiency and improving employee engagement. Find out more by requesting a demo here: