Isn’t this something you would want to hear your team say?
IBM has a refined hiring process. Employees are the best fit, fully trained and engaged within their role. By getting recruitment processes and employee onboarding processes right, IBM is happy and IBM’s employees are happy.
Like IBM, we at Process Street believe it is critical to get your hiring process right. This is why we give you every new hire checklist you will ever need, to perfect your recruitment and employee onboarding processes.
Given that 46% of newly-hired employees fail within the first 18 months, there is no doubt that a polished hiring process is what you need, to hire, train and keep your best team.
In this article, we have split the hiring process into two steps, for ease and simplicity:
- Step one: Recruitment
- Step two: Employee onboarding
Our new hire checklists are specifically adapted to cover recruitment and employee onboarding processes.
With our new hire checklists, your team will be singing your praises.
Shall we get started?
Click on the link below to jump to the relevant sections. Or for a full overview of our new hire checklists, scroll down.
- You key new hire checklists
- What is a new hire checklist?
- Our recruitment processes for your new hire
- Our employee onboarding processes for your new hire
- Why your hiring process matters: Real-world examples of new hire processes gone wrong
- Our hiring process for your new hire checklists
- Use Process Street and our new hire checklists today
Your key new hire checklists
You want to hire a new employee. You want the right candidate. You want to make sure no time is wasted, and the best hiring process is adopted.
What you need is Process Street and our new hire checklists.
The fact that you are here, reading this, means you need help with your hiring procedures. Well, you have come to the right place. Below I have detailed our two key new hire checklists to keep you right on track🛤.
You can access these checklists for free. Simply click on the links provided, and you are good to go.
It is that easy.
New hire checklist: 🗝 Recruitment Process 🗝
Recruitment is an intricate process. A process that involves attracting, shortlisting, selecting and hiring candidates.
Maybe you don’t know where to start. Or your getting lost in the process. Maybe you have retrogressed to hiring others to do your hiring for you. This isn’t exactly great news for your wallet – especially when you can do it easily without spending a dime.
Whether you are hiring one or many employees, steam ahead of the game and recruit your best team with our 🗝 Recruitment Process 🗝 template.
New hire checklist: 🔑 Employee Onboarding Checklist 🔑
Otherwise known as organizational socialization, effectual employee onboarding gives your new employees the necessary skills, knowledge, and behaviors to become successful members of your team.
To be used after our Recruitment Process, this 🔑 Employee Onboarding Checklist 🔑 avoids common employee onboarding pitfalls. Pitfalls that result in confusion, wasted time and misspent money.
What is a new hire checklist?
A new hire checklist is a stepped process, guiding you through all the necessary procedures to recruit and fully onboard a new employee. Above ⬆ you are presented with our two key new hire checklists:
- Process Street’s Recruitment Process
- Process Street’s Employee Onboarding Checklist
By using these two checklists, the fundamentals of your hiring process are covered. These two checklists create the bedrock on which you can build and refine your hiring processes further.
Implement these two checklists first, and from there, you can start incorporating more of Process Street’s new hire checklists (there are 48 of them) for perfectly polished processes.
Why you need to get your new hire process right
The hiring process begins with a need. A need for a new hire, one that will fit into your team. From there, the process involves interviewing, testing candidates, choosing between candidates, concluding your hiring decision and finally conducting employee onboarding processes.
- Recruitment covers the first part of your hiring process
- Employee onboarding encompasses the final portion of your hiring process
As a process, hiring a new employee is not something to be taken lightly. I mean, look a the facts:
- 500,000 new managers, from Fortune 500 companies, transition into alternative roles or companies each year
- It is estimated that 50% of all senior outside hires fail within the first 18 months
- For hourly workers, turnover is a major problem. 50% will leave within the first 120 days of a new job
- 46% of new hires are considered failures by the time they reach the 18-month mark
- Only 1 in 5 new hires are considered to be successful
A three-year study conducted by Leadership IQ compiled the results from 5,247 hiring managers across 312 public, private, business and healthcare organizations. 20,000 employees were collectively hired within this study period.
82% of managers reported that with hindsight, there were indications in the hiring process that an employee was not a good fit for the role. But a lack of confidence in their recruitment and onboarding abilities, combined with external pressures, meant warning signs were not acknowledged.
As Mark Murphy, CEO of Leadership IQ states:
“The typical job interview process fixates on ensuring that new hires are technically competent. But coachability, emotional intelligence, motivation, and temperament are much more predictive of a new hire’s success or failure. Do technical skills really matter if the employee isn’t open to improving, alienates their coworkers, lacks emotional intelligence and has the wrong personality for the job?” Mark Murphey, Leadership IQ.
Thank-you Mark and Leadership IQ 👍 we at Process Street couldn’t have said it better.
There is no second chance to make a good first impression and capture the best candidate for you and your business.
The facts are blatant.
Don’t be another statistic.
Get. It. Right.
Our recruitment processes for your new hire
Your hiring process will start with recruitment. Below I have listed 7 checklists to help you with your recruitment processes. These checklists are to be used supplementary to our broad 🗝 Recruitment Process 🗝 checklist previously given.
Recruitment process: Job Description Template
To recruit, you need a job description. Our Job Description Template will guide you through all the steps necessary to advertise your vacant role and attract candidates with the experience and skills necessary.
Recruitment process: HR Interview Process With Questions
Our HR Interview Process with Questions will guide you through a three-stage interview process, an essential part of recruitment. Although this checklist has been specifically designed for hiring HR employees, the steps can be applied elsewhere. You can easily edit this template to meet your specific needs.
Recruitment process: Employee Background Check
Exercise caution and due diligence by checking for potential complications a person may have in their past, which could be brought into the workplace. Our Employee Background Check template will ensure you choose the correct employee for the job.
Recruitment process: Diversity Hiring Process
Although hiring the right candidate is crucial, it is equally important that your recruitment process is geared towards diversity and inclusion. You can use this Diversity Hiring Process to make sure you are getting your best, most diverse and well-rounded team.
Recruitment process: Ari Meisel’s How to Streamline the Hiring Process Guide
Ari Meisel, the founder of Less Doing and an expert in productivity, has found a way to automate the entire hiring process. With our Ari Meisel hiring process, you can automate steps saving your time and streamlining your recruitment efforts.
Recruitment process: Ray Dalio’s Hiring Process
Our Ray Dalio’s Hiring Process has been created for actionable use cases based on Ray Dalio’s, best seller book titled Principles. You can action the principles within Dalio’s book by using this process.
Our employee onboarding processes for your new hire
Great job using our recruitment processes💪.
In this next section, I give you our 7 free employee onboarding checklists.
The previous 🔑Employee Onboarding Checklist🔑 is a very broad process, detailing the fundamentals for successful employee onboarding. Sometimes though, specificity is needed. That is, you need to use an onboarding process that is unique to the position you are hiring for. Below are 7 job-specific employee onboarding checklists, to give you an idea. You can use any one of these checklists, or edit the templates to make them appropriate to your role.
Employee onboarding processes: Developer Onboarding Checklist for Startups
Competition is fierce when it comes to developer roles, with candidates continuously being baited from one company to another. Once you find the right candidate for you, you don’t want to lose them. Use this Developer Onboarding Checklist for Startups to get your developers up to speed as fast as possible.
Employee onboarding processes: Call Center Employee Onboarding Checklist
Employee onboarding is not a process that lasts a couple of days. It has to be a well-thought-out and thorough. Good onboarding can improve employee retention by up to a quarter. Onboarding call center employees are no exception. Spend the time onboarding your call center employee and reap the rewards from doing so.
Employee onboarding processes: Accounting Onboarding Procedure
So you have recruited new accountancy staff. The next stage is training and to integrate them into your team. 69% of new employees are more likely to stay in your team if they have experienced good onboarding. You can use our Accounting Onboarding Procedure template to make sure you provide a great onboarding experience for your accountancy staff.
Employee onboarding processes: Restaurant Employee Onboarding Checklist
New hires can be a big drain on company finances. The cost of replacing a new employee is estimated to be $65,510. You don’t want your new hires slipping away. Having quality onboarding procedures act to prevent this. Use our Restaurant Employee Onboarding Checklist each time you hire a new employee.
Employee onboarding processes: Retail Employee Onboarding Checklist
Make sure you have the proper onboarding processes in place with our Retail Employee Onboarding Checklist. By taking appropriate onboarding measures, job satisfaction is increased, organizational commitment is improved, turnover is lowered and performance levels are maximized.
Employee onboarding processes: Salesperson Onboarding Checklist for Startups
The cost of hiring, training and integrating a new employee is 200% of the employee’s annual salary. You want to make sure that these employees stick around. Do this and keep your best sales team using our Salesperson Onboarding Checklist for Startups.
Why your hiring process matters: Real-world examples of new hire processes gone wrong
Using our recruitment and employee onboarding processes, you will be all belts-and-braces (so to speak) and in a sure position that your hiring process is being done right.
You have read the statistics, numbers detailing why a focussed and functional hiring process is vital for your business. But, in case you are still not convinced, I will use this section to paint the picture clear as day. Below I have reported real-life examples of what happens when hiring processes go awry.
Hiring gone wrong: Lou Altman, Globadone
Altman hired ex-military, Joe (not his real name). Good on paper, but not good in practice. Joe had, quote: no office etiquette and poor communication skills both towards customers and within his team.
Below are examples of Joe’s, let’s say, oafish behavior:
- Sent emails to prospects stating: I need you to buy this stuff cuz my boss is giving me grief
- Used vulgar language during staff meetings
- Downloaded oodles and oodles of porn
- Showed female co-workers inappropriate images, in the office, during working hours
Unsurprising to say, Joe was let go.
Hiring gone wrong: Brian Scudamore, 1-800-Got-Junk
Scudamore was growing his company and hired a new COO to help him with day-to-day operations. Let’s refer to this COO as Lucy (again not her real name). Lucy’s credentials were on point. A highly touted, former Starbuck executive ready to take the company to the next level.
Or so Scudamore thought.
During a 5 week vacation, Scudamore returned to find his team mutinying against him.
SS Columbia Eagle style – with no guns – we are talking about complete retaliation of Scudamore’s team towards his companies vision, stirred up by his new COO hire.
Scudamore had to let Lucy go, and focus his efforts on repairing the wreckage she had left. As Scudamore puts it:
Hiring gone wrong: My own experiences
Before Process Street, I worked at an environmental testing laboratory. Within a year, two employees were let go. One for sleeping at her desk. The other, for consistent errors and a poor attitude.
I experienced first hand the impact this had on internal moral, the companies expenses, and workload management. Let me tell you, it was not a pleasant experience to spectate.
Our hiring process for your new hire checklists
So far we have split the hiring process into two stages: a recruitment stage and an employee onboarding stage. However, to make sure this article provides you with the detail you need, we will zoom into the hiring process further.
The hiring process is a step-by-step process, involving identifying needs, recruitment, hiring, and employee onboarding. Although most companies will have their own hiring process, you included, there are common steps that formulate the backbone. These common steps are detailed below.
Steps have been adapted from SmartRecruiters.
We have 48 free to use checklists for every stage of your hiring process, giving you full control and management, leaving no rock unturned.
It is important to bear in mind that specific details of the hiring process are unique to each company. Details have been removed from the below steps for broad application
Hiring process step 1: New hire checklists to identify the hiring need
- Diversity Hiring Process
- Performance Management
- SWOT Analysis Template
- Employment Termination Checklist
- Employee performance review
- Performance Review Template
Hiring process step 2: New hire checklists to devise a recruitment plan
Hiring process step 3: New hire checklists to write a job description
- Job Description Template
- Accountant Job Description Template
- Copywriter Job Description Template
- Customer Service Manager Job Description Template
- Customer Service Representative Job Description
- Editor Job Description Template
- Graphic Designer Job Description Template
- HR Manager Job Description Template
- IT Manager Job Description Template
- Marketing Manager Job Description Template
- Receptionist Job Description Template
- Sales Manager Job Description Template
- Software Developer Job Description Template
- Teacher Job Description Checklist
- Web Designer Job Description Template
- Web Developer Job Description Template
Hiring process step 4: New hire checklists to advertise and recruit the position
Hiring process step 5: New hire checklists to review applications and start conducting interviews
- Customer Service Interview Process With Questions
- HR Interview Process With Questions
- Project Manager Interview Process With Questions
- Sales Interview Process With Questions
- Web Developer Interview Process With Questions
Hiring process step 6: New hire checklists for application assessment, background, and reference checks
Hiring process step 7: New hire checklists to make your decision, send the job offer and hire your new employee
- Diversity Hiring Process
- Ari Meisel’s How to Streamline the Hiring Process Guide
- Ray Dalio’s Hiring Process
Hiring process step 8: New hire checklists for employee onboarding
- 🔑 Employee Onboarding Checklist 🔑
- Accounting Onboarding Procedures
- Call Center Employee Onboarding Checklist
- Developer Onboarding at Process Street
- Developer Onboarding Checklist for Startups
- High-Touch Customer Onboarding for SaaS companies
- Onboarding: How to set up the Process Street and Front Street apps
- Restaurant Employee Onboarding Checklist
- Retail Employee Onboarding Checklist
- Salesperson Onboarding Checklist for Startups
Use Process Street and our new hire checklists today
In this article, we have presented you with 48 (wow) new hire checklists, giving you ultimate control of your hiring processes, for free ( wow, again).
You see, at Process Street, we are all about business process management, helping you gain the control that you need to become successful.
Whether this is assisting you with your marketing operations, your financial procedures, or, like now – insert happy nerd-face 🤓 – your hiring processes.
We do this by providing you with state-of-the-art technology in the form of digitized checklists.
Our checklists are not like ordinary checklists.
Process Street is superpowered checklists.
How are our checklists superpowered?
Our checklists have been designed, adapted and refined to suit this modern business world. Our checklists have features such as:
- Stop tasks, to ensure task order
- Dynamic due dates, so no deadline is missed
- Conditional logic, creating a dynamic template that caters to your needs
- Role assignments, to ease task delegation within your team
- Approvals, allowing decision-makers to give the go-ahead (or rejection) on important items, in addition to providing comments as necessary
If you are new to Process Street and want to know more about what we do, watch our Monthly Webinar: An Introduction to Process Street for further insight.
Take back control, use Process Street and our 48 new hire checklists to perfect your hiring processes
In this article we have:
- Defined what a new hire checklist is
- Discussed the importance of having a new hire checklist to optimize and perfect your hiring process
- Provided you with 48 new hire checklists, which are free and ready for you to jump in and use right away
Your employees are your greatest assets. Hiring the right team, and taking the time needed to train, and fully integrate your new hires is critical. With the resources available in this article, there is no reason for you to not implement the best hiring processes.
However, investing in your greatest assets – hello employees – does not start and stop at your hiring processes. Luckily for you, this is something we at Process Street recognize. That is why I have detailed more Process Street resources to help you foster a stronger team.
- 60+ Essential HR Processes for All Human Resource Teams (Free!)
- What is HR Management? How Your Employees Can Drive Success
- HR Best Practices: What They Are and How You Can Implement Them
- Workplace Culture: What It Is and How to Make Yours Better (With Examples)
- Key Takeaways from 5 Excellent Company Culture Examples
- Employee Engagement: How to Get a Happy, Productive Team
- Why You Should Unleash Team Collaboration and How to Do it
- How to Conduct an Interview: A Full Hiring Process With 11 Premade Interview Processes
- 14 Job Description Templates to Help You Write a Killer Job Description Today
Have you experienced a hiring horror story in your business? If so, what was the cause and what was the consequence? Are there any new hire checklists you need, that are not provided in this article? Please comment in the section below, we would love to hear from you!