HR teams don’t need reminding that the recruitment process is often stressful and time-consuming. It’s rewarding when your company finds the perfect job candidate, but the decision to extend an offer triggers another complicated process: onboarding a new employee.
This new hire onboarding checklist will help you complete all the steps you must take before an employee can begin work. The specifics vary depending on the country of employment, but this checklist provides general guidance on common onboarding tasks and the types of questions you should ask to ensure compliance. Use it to audit your onboarding process, so your employees have the smoothest start possible.
Research the local labor laws.
As you’re putting together the job offer, ensure that you’re in compliance with:
Collect onboarding documents.
Conduct background checks.
Send onboarding documents to your payroll team or provider to set up payroll.
Run through the following questions:
Register the employee with government agencies.
Send the employee their employment contract to sign.
Send the employee other agreements to sign.
Provide benefits enrollment forms for the employee to make their elections.
Enroll the employee in a pension plan.
Share the company handbook and ask the employee to sign an acknowledgement form.
There are many unique company policies and codes of conduct to possibly include in an employee handbook. Consider the following:
The signed acknowledgement form serves as proof that your company made employees aware of these policies and received their agreement to abide by them.
Ensure compliance by using a compliance solution.
The right business intelligence solution empowers compliant, efficient new hire onboarding. With a solution like Expandopedia, employers can explore labor laws for over 150 countries and receive personalized consulting throughout the onboarding process.
Through a convenient tech platform, HR managers receive immediate access to the employment compliance information they need for efficient onboarding. Employers can also draw on the support of Expandopedia’s Ask An Expert services, which provide access to insights from a network of legal experts.
With this type of solution, your HR team saves time and resources and is more confident in your company’s compliance during every stage of the employee lifecycle. Contact us here to learn how we can support you in your global expansion and hiring.
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Written by Annalisa Rodriguez