Much of the feedback we receive commends the smooth onboarding experience, as well as the fun of meeting new team members within the first week.
What’s the onboarding process like for new hires today? Is it different for remote individuals?
Over the past year, we have onboarded all our employees remotely. Our primary objective for this process is to present a seamless and comprehensive experience to new Examity employees. To give you a sense for what this looks like, once someone accepts our offer to join Examity, we initiate an onboarding project plan. Parts of this plan include granting access to a self-service portal to upload all necessary information and documentation into our human resource management system (HRIS). Behind the scenes, our team puts together a detailed orientation schedule welcoming the new employee during their first week with us. Also, we like to send out a little care package with Examity swag as a way to introduce them to our brand and get them excited about joining the team.
Is the process of onboarding at Examity evolving? How has it changed as of late?
The process has evolved extensively since I began working here myself. Previously, everything related to bringing on a new team member was done manually. But we have since implemented an HRIS which has completely reshaped how we onboard new employees. Our team is constantly finding ways to make the process more efficient and enjoyable.
How long does the onboarding take, and at what point would you consider it fully completed?
The process now is pretty streamlined. We have new hires complete onboarding the week prior to their official start date. Generally, new employees will receive their equipment (laptop, etc.) the Friday before their first day. On their start date, we always set up time to have new employees complete their compliance training, establish their benefits, and meet their manager and assigned buddy. This “buddy” is a colleague who has volunteered to show the new hire the ropes in their respective department. This helps ensure that a new employee has someone to turn to outside of their direct manager to answer questions and offer advice.
What seems to be the new employees’ favorite part of the process?
Much of the feedback we receive commends the smooth onboarding experience, as well as the fun of meeting new team members within the first week. We are still relatively small as an organization, so a good amount of a new employee’s direct department may have been on their interview panel. We’ve found that new hires appreciate the opportunity to extend the connection made during their interview. It’s a great way to instill a sense of community from the very beginning.
What advice would you give to prospective employees, in order to ensure that they get off on the right foot?
It’s different for every person, but my advice would be to make as many connections as possible. Examity is extremely cross-functional and getting to know the colleagues outside of your team will help you grow and do great things here!
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