‘Onboarding and orientation have taken on a whole new light’
Onboarding is your chance to make a positive first impression with new hires, get them acquainted with your school or district, and prepare them for success — but if your “onboarding process” really means filling out paperwork, you’re missing a major opportunity.
According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), employees who attend a well-structured onboarding or orientation program are 69 percent more likely to remain with that employer for up to three years.
At Fort Zumwalt School District and Del Mar Union School District, talent management professionals use Records — PeopleAdmin’s electronic recordkeeping solution with an integrated module that streamlines onboarding — to offer new hires a paperless onboarding process so school leaders and employees can focus on what really matters.
“Onboarding and orientation have taken on a whole new light,” said Jason E. Romero, assistant superintendent of human resources at Del Mar. “We spend the initial contact time during orientation getting new hires familiar with their district, their position and our processes — as opposed to just doing the menial task of checking whether forms were signed correctly.”
And new employees have noticed. “We’ve gotten so much unsolicited positive feedback about how streamlined the process is and how it’s easier to follow,” Jason said.