Digital employee onboarding can have a powerful impact on engagement; this type of digital transformation is a crucial first step towards an excellent employee experience. According to research from Glassdoor, organizations with a strong onboarding process improve new hire retention by 82% and productivity by more than 70%.
Traditional onboarding processes involve face-to-face interactions between new recruits and their line managers, or group sessions involving several new joiners in a formal onboarding process. It is time-consuming and can be frustrating for new candidates eager to begin their new job as soon as possible.
Onboarding can be done digitally: providing managers and employees with the tools and systems that avoid lengthy meetings and paper hand-outs. Digital management bring new hires up-to-speed quickly on company background, vision and values— preparing them to start their role straight away.
Organizations that use a mobile device management (MDM) solution can create an optimal digital onboarding process. MDM ensures that a new end user has the latest device of choice, ready to go out of the box, and is fully enabled with it, allowing them to integrate easily into the largest of workforces.
Through automated device enrollment, new recruits can get up to speed and find answers to questions whenever they need them during those crucial early days. With the right devices and apps in their hands from day one, they can access current project documents and start collaborating with their new team members quickly and easily. This creates a positive first impression of the organization and their employee experience.
Digital onboarding can also be useful for employees joining a mobile workforce not based near the company location where the onboarding typically takes place. With workforces increasingly working remotely, this is an important consideration for employers.
As well as equipping new employees with the digital devices and tools that speed up onboarding and support that all-important employee experience, MDM solutions streamline the administration processes for HR, management and other departments involved in the onboarding of new recruits— allowing them to focus on welcoming their new employees on their first day.
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