Hiring new employees in these unprecedented times has changed significantly. While the extensive safety precautions will eventually no longer be necessary, many of the new onboarding hiring processes we have adopted will likely be here to stay. Read on to learn more about the key steps for a perfect employee onboarding process in 2021.


COVID Consideration – recently, many jobs have been deemed essential or non-essential depending on the level of dependency the community has on them to maintain basic functionality. Therefore, many job seekers in today’s market are asking very critical questions in regard to their own safety. For example, how much has the role changed? Are there options to work remotely? And will there be any pre-determined health evaluations or requirements? Questions like these should be considered and addressed when generating the job description for the position.


Interviewing & Hiring – the benefit of today’s technology allows us to meet with each other without ever having to step foot outside of our homes. Albeit email communication, a phone call, or a Zoom meeting, more and more people have grown accustomed to interviewing and hiring in this manner. Consider going with this option anytime there is an opportunity for it. However, if the interview must be conducted in person, be sure the interviewee is aware of any precautions set in place before visiting your facility.


Training Materials & Equipment – before new hires are brought on board, a thorough checklist should be completed for all the materials needed for the trainee to be successful. From IT and security clearances to PPE, everything should be well-prepared in advance to avoid any unnecessary hiccups in the training process.


Follow-Up & Feedback – one thing that will never change is the importance of feedback from your new hires. Understanding their experience will help you to determine which are the most (and least) effective ways to set your employees up for success.