Software Spotlight: Onboarding

Onboarding is the process your workers go through as new employees, and it can be good or bad, depending on if you have a program and how efficient and welcoming it is. It's about HR paperwork, workplace set-up and being professional, but it's also about setting the tone of your company and laying the foundation for a long-term relationship. Great onboarding programs can make the difference for employees who are highly sought after, from mason workers to top sales team members. And the benefits for onboarding aren't just for the employee; businesses see long-term benefits as well:

  • Lower turnover
  • Increased employer brand enthusiasm
  • Higher job performance 

The BirdDogHR Onboarding Software is purposefully designed to make an onboarding program easy to create, implement and measure. And it's not just about dotting the I's and crossing the T's; our software is built to make the highest impact on new employees by not only taking care of core businesses, but also injecting company culture and personality into the experience. 

A great onboarding program will make an impact on your culture and bottom line by being customizable, dynamic and ongoing. Here are some ways high-performing users of the BirdDogHR onboarding system are connecting with their employees.

Video Welcome

Have you heard? We're in Digital Age 2.0 now. That's an old-school way of saying that supplying a digital user experience isn't enough anymore, the trend is rocketing toward increased video and audio engagement. In a 2018 Wyzowl study, 72 percent of people said when both video and text are available, they'd rather use video. The BirdDogHR Onboarding Software allows you to upload your own video, and here are some kick-start ideas:

  • A message from an executive or HR
  • A welcome from the new team
  • A special hello from the employee who referred your new hire
  • An internal company video

Need inspiration for an internal company video? Look no further.

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Put Yourself Out There with a Custom Dashboard

Just like a favorite sports team, your company brand will come to elicit a set of emotions - positive, we hope! With the BirdDogHR Onboarding Software , your new employee sees YOUR brand front and center, which is one way to begin cultivating an engaged employee. Engagement always matters - the 2017 Gallup State of the American Workshop shows companies with high engagement earn 21 percent higher profitability than those with low engagement.

We're not the stars here - you are, and that's why we've designed your dashboard to reflect your story, and we stay out of it. With the configurable dashboard, you get:

  • Your color scheme, logo and graphics, which are critical to embedding your brand and making a lasting impression.
  • Your own sparkling, welcoming message to greet them personally and with your company's tone and voice.
  • One-point access to all of their HR touch-points.

Infuse Company Culture

With onboarding, there are details you have to capture, such as how you'll pay your new employee and W-9, W-4, I-9 form details, but for the emotional pull, the BirdDogHR Onboarding Software unleashes the power of customization. Here's a chance to introduce your new hire to your company culture.

  • Custom Fields: Do you order lunches in? Hand out company T-shirts? Offer event tickets? You can customize queries on our platform to collect casual information that will help your company get to know your employees.
  • Add Separate Forms: Need a special security clearance? Information on certifications? You can create any number of customized PDFs to add to the process.

Here at BirdDogHR, we ask about favorite flowers. Why? Because it's never a bad day to get some.

Pre-Day 1 Inclusion

Finally, one of the simplest ways to create an emotional touchstone for your new employees is by welcoming them before their first day. It's a friendly introduction and a nod to let them know you're thinking of them, prepping for them and grateful to have them on board. Talk about making a connection.

In tech, integrating humanity into software development is what separates the puppies from the big dogs. At BirdDogHR, we lead the pack in human connection. Try a free demo today and see how your brand can connect earlier, from deeper relationships with employees and leave a positive, lasting impression on your human capital.

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