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Checklist: Developing Onboarding/New Hire Practices


  • Policies and practices developed for hiring new employees (hiring policies and procedures, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements and policies, new hire orientation process and agenda, etc.).
  • Process in place to record employee/employer receipt of necessary new hire paperwork.
  • Process in place to disseminate new hire paperwork to essential departments.
  • Practices developed to welcome new employees to the company and department.
  • HR procedures developed to ensure payroll and benefit enrollment is completed timely.


  • Practices in place for a new hire's first day, including meeting with manager, co-workers, tour of facility, lunch, etc.
  • The following training presentations developed:
    • "About Our Company and How We Do Things"  
    • "Managing at Our Company" training for new managers
    •  Sexual harassment prevention
    • "Performance Management at Our Company"  
    • Overview of company policies and procedures  
  • Mentoring/buddy program established and training provided to mentors/buddies.
  • Specialized training necessary for employees to be successful in his or her job developed.
  • Communication regarding company annual and long-term goals and objectives prepared.
  • Initial employee job goals and objectives established for communication to employee.


  • Schedule is developed for periodic check-in and training meetings for managers to conduct with new hires.
  • Orientation meeting presentations created by each department for new employees to learn about each department and how the new employee's job may relate to those departments.
  • Meetings to be scheduled with all internal and external key players involved in the success of the employee in his or her job.


  • New hire orientation survey developed, and results reported to senior management team quarterly.


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