If you thought the recruiting and hiring process was overwhelming, take a moment to remember how you felt when you started a new job with a new company. It’s rough. From the moment you extend an offer (granted the job candidate accepts), your new hire is likely filled with all sorts of anxiety.
- Did they make the right decision in choosing your organization?
- Will they fit in?
- Will they be able to handle the role?
- Will they struggle to fill the shoes of their predecessor?
- Will you like and respect them?
And more worries will enter their heads. You may be having your own doubts about your hiring decision. Luckily, effective onboarding in the first 90 days is a sure-fire way to ensure that you both are happy with your decisions.
Below we’ve included a comprehensive checklist from The Business Backer that tells you step-by-step what to do, starting before the new hire’s first day all the way through Day 90 any beyond, to ensure successful onboarding (and boost the chances that they will excel in the position for the long-term).