Once a candidate accepts a job offer, it is time to begin onboarding the new hire. Onboarding is the process of helping new hires adjust to their new role, learn job responsibilities, adapt to an organization’s culture, and complete all new hire paperwork within a time frame.

Organizations are recognizing the importance of employee onboarding, as a SHRM study states that turnover during the first 18 months on the job can be as high as 50%.

From compliance to clarification to culture to connection, creating and implementing a successful employee onboarding program is not a simple feat. However, an effective onboarding program can be your strategic lever to improve employee retention, satisfaction, engagement, and productivity.

Check out our Employee Onboarding Checklist below for a list of essential tasks to help you stay organized and kick-start a smooth onboarding experience.

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