Transcript of ESBHR Podcast #21: New Hire Checklist – An Onboarding Best Practice
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Let’s go over a new hire checklist and pre-orientation plan for your new hire.
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The new hire checklist is a tool that you can use to ensure that you don’t miss any important paperwork relating to your new employee and to ensure that your employee gets the information that they need on their first few days of working with you.
Your new hire check list is essentially just a quick list of steps or actions that you’ll need to take with your new employee or a list of forms that need to be completed. Some of these steps or forms may include:
1. Creating a folder or file for the new employee: You’ll want to include a job application if required and a resume, along with any other pertinent paperwork.
2. Have the employee complete new hire paperwork. For those in the U.S., this will include federal and state tax forms and Employment Eligibility Verification form, (also known as an I-9). It may also include the review and signing of any forms that are specific to your company. For my overseas listeners, you’ll want to be sure to find out from the appropriate agencies if there is paperwork that you are required to keep for new employees.
3. Scheduling the employee for orientation to the company: This may be just an informal one on one with appropriate staff, or a more formal program where several employees are brought up to speed on company policies and benefits.
4. Benefits and policy review: This is often part of an orientation.
Other items should be added to your checklist based on your company culture and policies.
For example, some companies require new employees to go through a background check. Other companies may require pre or post employment physicals.
Whatever steps are important to your company as it relates to the new hire, you should add it to your checklist.
I wish you the best in your hiring efforts.
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