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Quick Tip: Streamline Your Employee Onboarding process – just use PeopleSoft Activity Guides

[fa icon="calendar"] April 30, 2018 / by Highstreet

According to SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), new employee onboarding is the process of integrating a new employee with a company and its culture, as well as getting a new hire the tools and information needed to become a productive member of the team.

Onboarding new hires at an organization should be a strategic process that lasts at least one year, staffing and HR experts say, because how employers handle the first few days and months of a new employee's experience is crucial to ensuring high retention.

PeopleSoft OnBoarding uses Activity Guides, which provides your workers with a simplified and streamlined approach to complete the OnBoarding process. Activity Guides track and maintain an employee’s progress as he or she performs prescribed tasks or steps.

Although the PeopleSoft application delivers several ready to use OnBoarding templates, your organization may want or need to clone or define your own templates that you can then assign to your workforce.

With Activity Guides, you can build wizards that allow staff or an applicant the ability to perform a set of sequenced steps toward a final completion of a task. This allows checks-and-balances to ensure appropriate approval is provided on steps requiring approval. Also, the steps are performed in the proper sequence when the sequence matters.

For example, it's important for new employees to be onboarded quickly and correctly to ensure they have the necessary system access needed to perform their jobs as well as to have the ability to record their work hours, make benefit elections, make tax elections and review and change their personal information.

When the onboarding of employees at your organization involves several steps that need to be completed by differing groups; an Activity Guide can be created based on your company's requirements.

The Guide can list all of the tasks necessary for onboarding, prioritize them, track their status and show the responsible parties for each level.

From start to finish, you can ensure your new employees are brought on board successfully and nothing is missed!


Topics: Higher Education | Public Sector, PeopleSoft Upgrades & Implementations, Quick Tip


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