Ways to Improve Employee Onboarding with FastPay


Keeping tabs on your onboarding process probably sounds like an afterthought, perhaps even tedious, boring, and often even unnecessary. In fact, do you remember the last time you were able to take a look at the ROI or efficiency of your company’s onboarding plan? With the average U.S. employer spending $4000 to hire a new employee, creating a crisp, clear, and welcoming onboarding process that promotes retention and a positive company culture seems a bit more appealing, doesn’t it?


Simplifying the onboarding process and reducing the barrier of entry for your new hires will undoubtedly communicate a company culture that values its employees. Here are a few ways to revive your current methods in order to achieve a culture of positivity and growth.


Automate Everything

Well, at least as much as you can. Sifting through tax forms and financial documents is a necessary evil in any Human Resources department, and onboarding is no exception. Whether the forms are required (I-9, W-4, etc) or optional (non-disclosures, non-competes, emergency contact, sexual harassment, workers compensation, etc), you’ll want to alleviate both the time and cost associated with manually checking these documents by automating the process. Not only does automation of these forms ensure they are both sent to and received by the correct employee, but it can also keep your business ACA compliant and in the clear of penalties and fees.

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Imagine your first day at your exciting new job. You’re stuck at a desk with a stack of forms to read, sign and date, while the hustle and bustle of company culture happens all around you.


How do you feel? Most likely, left out. By providing key documents to your new hires prior to their start date, you’re allowing your employees to feel valued and prepared. With 90% of employee learning occurring through personal experience and shared knowledge through colleagues, the importance of keeping your employees engaged within the culture from the start and not chained to forms is irrefutably high.


Reconsider your Timeline

While a typical onboarding process can vary anywhere from between less than one month to 90 days, we’re seeing a growing trend in extending the onboarding process well into the probationary period of a new hire. By sprinkling the timeframe with scheduled trainings, mentorings, and one-on-ones, you’ll not only be able to be proactive with any issues that might arise, but your new employees will feel supported, equipped and confident in their role.


Companies with valued and happy employees are 28% more productive, while happy people are Six times more likely to be creative and innovative. Contact FastPay now to help your business create a culture of engaged employees.

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