The process of onboarding helps your new staff member understand the policies, practices and culture of your organization, and what is expected of them in their new role.
Employee onboarding, also known as new-employee orientation or assimilation, is the process by which an organization welcomes its new employees. It is one of the means of improving productivity, building loyalty and engagement, and helping employees become successful early in their careers with a new organization.
When individuals with a criminal background enter your organization, they may be apprehensive, unsure of what to expect and fearful of being judged. The onboarding process should relieve these concerns and prepare the employee for success.
Free, High-Quality Resources
New Employee Onboarding Guide
SHRM: Onboarding guide outlines best practices for all employees.
Managing the Employee Onboarding and Assimilation Process
SHRM: Toolkit for onboarding and assimilating all employees.
New Hire Orientation
SHRM: PowerPoint presentation that can be personalized for your organization.
New-Hire Orientation Process
SHRM: Policy and process for new-hire orientation for all employees.
Orientation & Onboarding
Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation: Video highlighting best practices from employers to onboard individuals with a criminal background.
As you build an onboarding program, consider the information, resources and connections necessary throughout the first year of employment.