Effective Onboarding: Setting Your Payment New Hires Up for Success


An effective onboarding experience is critical, especially now that it is becoming more complex to recruit talent. In fact, 31% of new hires are likely to leave within the first 6 months of employment. When hiring leaders, it is important to maximise the success of the hire through an effective onboarding system.

Communication is key

Particularly in a work world where our roles are remote or hybrid, good communication is key for onboarding new leaders to avoid disconnection and lack of direction. When hiring new leaders, senior executives need to be involved so that they can communicate effectively what the role requires to be successful as well as talk about management styles and communication preferences amongst the team.

Introductions to key team members

An essential part of a business is the relationships within the business among employees. Therefore, regardless of whether a job is remote or in-person, new hires must be introduced to key team members across the business so that they not only can identify who is who but can make connections and understand fully what everybody’s responsibilities are. The new leader needs to understand their own personal roles and responsibilities, as well as how they will be working with their new colleagues.

Using the right tools

Adapting to new tools can help streamline the onboarding process for all new leaders. These tools can assist in accelerating learning, maintaining momentum, and making leader onboarding better than ever before.  

While setting the new recruit up with any necessary hardware and legal documents before their first day on the job is important, understanding their team’s priorities before they’ve officially started gives them a big head start in the role. Once they have started, regular exchanges over the next few months will help keep them on track of any changes.

What to do in the final stages of onboarding?

After about three months, a new leader should be ready to focus more on the team’s development as opposed to their own. By this point, they will have integrated into the team and established their position which is when they can begin to set their own specific goals within the team to help benefit the company.

Final Thoughts

Onboarding is an important part of the recruitment process. We hope this article could provide some insights. For expert recruitment advice tailored to your situation, get in touch with Mostyn Chase today.