What Should You Include on a New Employee Hiring Checklist?


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A new employee hiring checklist should include sections for orientation, welcoming activities and organizational structure. It should also include sections for policies and procedures, personnel matters, industry-specific training, and certification of completion.

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What Should You Include on a New Employee Hiring Checklist?
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Each section should have a subsection of checklist items. The orientation section includes familiarizing the employee with his workplace, equipment, facility keys and parking requirements. It also includes a place for the compilation of an orientation file with any signed documents, employee handbooks, training plans and benefits packet. The section for welcoming activities includes staff introductions and a workplace tour that should visit restrooms, lunch rooms, office equipment and file rooms, exits, and parking lots. The organizational structure section includes a chart of the company's staffing and management that explains how the new hire fits into the structure and who his management team is.

The policies and procedure section should include the list of documents that need to be signed and explained, such as the companies policy on discrimination and harassment, use of office equipment, mail policy, and reimbursement of expenses. The personnel section includes a salary agreement, benefits, work schedule, leave policies and payroll deductions. This section also includes performance evaluation policies, reasons for termination and salary increase policies. The industry-specific section contains information needed for specific jobs, such as safety procedures and workman's compensation policies. The final section is used to certify that the entire orientation process is complete and includes a place for a signatures and a date.

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