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3 weeks to productive employment. Here’s how to make it work.

When employment goes from meaning the commitment of a lifetime to the completion of an important task in less than a month, you need to ask yourself: How do I get this person on board in my company as fast as possible?

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review by Sara Stibitz about onboarding, How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed, “the focus should really be on culture and politics.” In other words, what’s important is getting a new hire to understand how the company works and what drives it. Not filling out forms.

One way to get people up to speed in a shorter time – and at a lower cost – is to ensure that all the practicalities are digitalized, so that they can be done whenever, wherever, in your future employee’s mobile phone. Much like completing a LinkedIn profile, the process should be encouraging (Yes! 34% completed!), structured and simple (Just press Next!). Take people in your digital hand and lead them towards the goal. This is important in a changing worklife where there is no office to go to. Onboarding can be done at home or any other place to get the necessary instructions, codes, lockers, e-mail, salary, and so on. Of course, this needs to be role-based, so that everyone gets the relevant instructions. At Aditro, we do this through what you will find at the heart of our solution: correct information about every individual.

WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS GETTING A NEW HIRE TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE COMPANY WORKS AND WHAT DRIVES IT. NOT FILLING OUT FORMS.

Looking at the costs for onboarding today versus a digitalized onboarding process, you can save five times the cost by replacing a manual process with a digital one. Plus, you get what you looked for initially: faster onboarding to get the job done quicker, by ensuring that every individual understands your company and what challenges to solve.

 

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