Retained Recruitment Guru Danny Cahill’s outline of a best practice onboarding process:

1. Have desk ready
2. Have photo and badge ready
3. Have email and phone ready
4. Have new employee set up on benefits
5. Have nice packet sent in mail with benefit information, welcome letter, etc
6. Make announcement of hire in local newspapers
7. Connect candidate with a realtor if relocating

On day-of-start
1. Let everyone in dept. know that new person is starting
2. Have new hire meet company’s CEO or at least see the CEO on a DVD or webex
3. Have a culture lunch where new employee is taken out by team for a long lunch