Hi, I'm Tyler Willis and I've been helping businesses optimize their digital marketing and web development efforts for over 10 years. I excel at teaching and helping companies understand complex digital solutions, and applying them to their businesses.
Bringing in a new employee to a company can be exciting, but also very time-consuming. There are a lot of steps required to get a new employee up-to-speed and, often, a lot of people involved in the process from varying departments such as human resources, finance, and members from the team that they're joining.
Creating an employee onboarding site (or group of webpages) can not only help to save on time and costs associated with bringing in a new employee, but also set them up for more success in their role, especially in the early days.
The benefits of having a new employee onboarding site
An employee onboarding site can provide a number of benefits for a local business, including:
- Streamlining the onboarding process: An online onboarding site can make it easier for new employees to complete necessary paperwork, such as tax forms and non-disclosure agreements, in a timely manner.
- Providing easy access to company policies and procedures: An onboarding site can serve as a central location for new employees to access important information about the company, including company policies and procedures.
- Improving communication and collaboration: An onboarding site can facilitate communication and collaboration between new employees and their managers or mentors.
- Enhancing the employee experience: An onboarding site can make the transition to a new job more seamless and enjoyable for new employees, which can help improve employee retention and engagement.
- Reducing administrative burden: An onboarding site can help reduce the administrative burden on HR staff by automating many of the tasks associated with onboarding new employees.
How to get started
- Define the goals and objectives of the employee onboarding site: Clearly define the goals and objectives of the onboarding site and how it will support the overall business strategy.
- Identify the target audience: Understand the needs and preferences of the target audience (new employees) and tailor the site design and content accordingly.
- Gather requirements: Gather requirements from relevant stakeholders, such as HR, managers, and new employees, to ensure the site includes all necessary features and functionality.
- Create a user flow: Develop a user flow that maps out the steps new employees will take when using the onboarding site.
- Design the site: Create a visually appealing and easy-to-use design that aligns with the company's branding and is accessible to all users.
- Develop the site: Use a content management system or other development platform to build the site and integrate any necessary third-party tools or services.
- Test the site: Test the site thoroughly to ensure it functions as intended and meets the needs of the target audience.
- Review and refine: Continuously review and refine the site based on user feedback, analytics, and any necessary updates to company policies or procedures.
- Train employees and managers: Train employees and managers on how to use the site and provide ongoing support.
- Continuously monitor and improve: Continuously monitor the site's performance and make improvements as necessary.