Preparing for a new team member's arrival... before their actual arrival day!
When a company hires a new employee, it invests not only financial resources but also time and energy in finding the ideal candidate for the position. However, integrating a new member into the company goes beyond just signing the contract. The pre-boarding process, which includes learning before arrival, plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth transition and rapid productivity. In this article, we will explore the importance of pre-boarding, with a particular focus on preliminary learning.
Pre-boarding, sometimes overlooked, is part of the onboarding process for a new team member. It involves preparing the groundwork before their arrival at the company. This encompasses a set of processes aimed at warmly welcoming the new employee, providing them with necessary information, giving them an overview of the company culture, and preparing them for upcoming tasks.
The goal of pre-boarding is to reduce the time needed for integration, increase employee retention, and enhance overall company efficiency. One essential component of pre-boarding is preparing the necessary materials (computer, mouse, notebook...) and sending a welcome package filled with goodies! It is also the ideal time to initiate a gentle introduction to the industry and the company through training content.
Learning before the arrival of a new team member offers a definite advantage. It allows the new employee to become acquainted with the specifics of the industry, the company culture, and the latest developments related to their role. Here are some reasons why preliminary learning is a significant asset:
To establish effective preliminary learning, here are some key steps to follow:
Pre-boarding can transform a new employee's onboarding experience and their entire journey. By investing time and resources in this crucial phase, companies can not only improve their employees' productivity but also strengthen their long-term engagement and loyalty.
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