Onboarding with Slack: 5 simple ideas for a great experience

Looking to make better use of your workplace technology to create a great employee experience? Then look no further as I have some ideas to share with you.

In my humble opinion, the new starter onboarding process or the welcome experience as I prefer to call it, is one of the most important elements of joining a new company. One which sadly, many workplaces screw up.

A welcome experience is essential for a new employee to figure out if they’ve made the right choice in joining your business. A crap welcome experience can lead to unwanted turnover which means all that hard work in talent attraction goes down the drain.

Research from Gartner has shown that on average, one third of new hires leave workplaces during their first 6 months due to a lack of or a rubbish onboarding experience.

We know the cost to all businesses is high, so what can you do about it?

You need to upgrade your welcome experience and you can do this by making use of some tools that you might already have in your toolkit. In this post, I’m going to share how Slack users can use this collaboration tool to support new starters.

5 ideas to create a world-class welcome experience

👋 Welcome new hires to the company

💡 Create a new starters channel for newbies to connect, learn and ask questions:

🌊 Deliver an ongoing on-boarding experience with workflows

🤖 Let the bots help you out with guiding your newbies around the place

🔄 Automate just in-time messages with workflow builder

On top of all this, it goes to say, make sure you add newbies to your team and key channels. Let them connect with the team, learn about the culture and ask questions of more experienced colleagues to help them get set up.

More stuff to inspire you:

How to onboard new hires with Slack

Creating an onboarding experience

6 onboarding best practices to borrow from Culture Amp

Welcoming members to channels


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