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Onboarding Software FAQs

These are the onboarding software questions we hear a lot and you'll find the answers below. But if you have others, please don't hesitate to contact us – we're here to help.

What is employee onboarding?

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Employee onboarding is the process in which new hires gain the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviors needed to become effective members of their new organization. Onboarding helps new hires adjust to the social and performance aspects of their new jobs and integrates them into the organization and its culture.

What is onboarding software?

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Onboarding software is a technology solution that facilitates a new hire’s or seasoned employee’s transition into a new role. With tools that make it easy to track the progress of each hire through the onboarding process, collect critical employee information, and route important forms, onboarding solutions improve efficiency and standardize onboarding processes. It allows organizations to provide a personalized experience and ensures new hires have everything they need to be prepared for their new role even before day one. With this technology, you can engage employees faster, ensure compliance, and accelerate a new hire’s time to productivity.

What can you do with onboarding software?

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Centralize onboarding processes – Provide one central place for recruiters, HR, hiring managers, new hires, and any new hire onboarding stakeholder to coordinate, track, and complete onboarding tasks

Track progress –  With the Onboarding Dashboard, ,make it easy to manage tasks for new hires and provide visibility to all stakeholders to help them track progress and stay up to date

Personalize the new hire experience – With new hire onboarding portals, welcome new hires with messages, videos, and important resources tailored to their specific role

Go paperless – Eliminate paperwork, filing, and redundant data entry with the capability to create, send, track, and store forms to collect important employee information
 

What are the benefits of onboarding software?

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Automate and streamline onboarding processes – Streamline your onboarding processes with tools that remove the administrative burden, paper-based processes, and redundant data entry. Assign onboarding tasks, configure automated alerts, and easily track the onboarding progress of all new hires all in one place.

Improve time to productivity – Provide an engaging and automated new hire portal, even before ay one, that is tailored to the new hire’s specific role to help them feel welcomed and prepared for their new role. A streamlined onboarding workflow makes it easy for new hires to manage and organize their tasks and ensure they have all the important information, forms, and resources they need to get them up to speed quickly.

Improve employee retention – Go beyond forms management and deliver a seamless,
automated new hire onboarding experience that focuses less on paperwork and more time on building relationships, setting expectations, and showing new hires how they can be successful in your organization.

What are the features of an onboarding system?

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Onboarding software solutions can include a wide variety of features, but the following are the most common ones you should consider:

Configurable Workflows – Implement onboarding processes and tailor the onboarding experience to fit your organization’s needs

Electronic Forms – Dynamically create fields, build forms, and send out forms to new hires to collect necessary information

Document Storage – Easily and securely store important employee documents and data in one central  

Task Management – Task assignment, automated notifications, and progress tracking helps keep everyone on track

Employee onboarding vs orientation?

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Onboarding is a series of events, which includes orientation, that make up a process that helps new hires understand how to be successful in their new role. Onboarding provides customized information and resources to the new hire based on his role within the company. An onboarding strategy focuses on helping new employees feel welcomed, make connections, and understand how their day-to-day tasks are tied to the company-wide goals.

Orientation is a single event that welcomes new hires to the organization. Orientation delivers general information about the company to help prepare new employees gain the knowledge they need to be productive members of the organization.
 

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