April 15, 2022
3 Ways Onboarding Documentation Can Help Your New
Hire (+ Free Template to Get You Started)
April 15, 2022
Human Resources, Onboarding
Detailing the exact steps needed in a recurring process – AKA process documentation –
seems time-consuming and unnecessarily complicated. After all, it’s something that’s
repeated frequently enough that people should know how it’s done, right? WRONG!
Considering you could be losing anywhere between 20 to 30% of your annual revenue
because of inefficiencies, you want your processes to be as lean as possible. Having
detailed documentation of a process helps you work more efficiently.
A good onboarding process ensures you can support your new hire through their
transition into the company’s culture. That’s how you’re going to build a loyal and
So, in this Process Street article, let’s dive into the 3 ways onboarding documentation can
help your new hire. Don’t worry – I’m not just dangling the benefits of onboarding
documentation in your face. I’m also walking you through some best practices to reap the
Here’s what we’re looking at:
Pen and paper at the ready – let’s start documenting!
Taking a deeper dive into process documentation
What exactly is process documentation? Process documentation is taking the time to
record exactly how to perform a business procedure.
In this article, we’re specifically looking at onboarding. Onboarding documentation
details the series of steps needed to be taken to fully onboard a new employee.
“Without [onboarding] processes, things get missed, mistakes happen, you lose track of
work, and your team is inefficient.”
Vinay Patankar, Process Street Co-Founder and CEO
That’s exactly what you want to avoid when welcoming a new employee. Your company’s
onboarding experience will be the first impression you give to your new hire; you want it
to be a good one.
The importance of having an onboarding documentation process
With a dedicated document