A checklist for onboarding your new employeesDid you know your onboarding process can have a direct impact on your company’s bottom line? Research from employee recognition company O.C. Tanner found that up to 20% of employee turnover occurs within the first 45 days of employment.

With hiring costs averaging five digits, a problematic onboarding process—or the lack of a defined process at all—that causes new employees to leave their companies early on is a mistake most small businesses can’t afford to make.

By using your onboarding program to introduce new hires to your culture and show how they can positively contribute in their role, you can ensure they have everything they need for long-term success at your company.

So the question is, what should your onboarding program include? We’ve created a checklist that includes everything small business owners, supervisors, and HR managers need to know and do at three crucial periods in the onboarding process to ensure that new hires are successful. Download our checklist below to identify what you need to know about the pre-boarding phase, the onboarding and arrival phase, and the transition into their role phase. (We’ve also included a free sample offer letter you can use as a template during your company’s hiring process!)