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Onboarding, offboarding and reboarding



Because it is a resolutely "Business-Centered" concept, the employee experience perfectly symbolizes the current issue of the HR function. It entails improving the living and working conditions of company employees in order to increase their well-being and thus productivity. It is a profitable long-term investment that directly benefits the entire company and produces better results in the long run.

Employees' lives in your company are marked by significant events. These are all critical steps in an employee's career that will determine his advancement within your company. Ensuring that employees are well accompanied during these highlights on a large scale contributes directly to better results.

What is employee onboarding?

Onboarding is an important step in integrating a new collaborator. Indeed, an employee who is warmly welcomed will find it easier to fit in. He will be more motivated, committed, and invested as a result. This scheme is also beneficial to the company because it promotes employee productivity and efficiency on the job.

Example of onboarding good practices

  • Create integration paths with personalized objectives and content;
  • Create the WOW effect with a welcome video or a company video presentation;
  • Involve other employees to help support and train the new onboardee;
  • Plan meetings and brainstorming sessions throughout the first days.

What is employee reboarding?

Companies must treat reboarding after a period of confinement or teleworking. Companies face high stakes because it is a matter of bringing employees back to the office to relaunch the activity! By investing in this critical step, the company ensures that employees are not enticed to join the competition by demonstrating to them that their comfort and security are important to the employer.

Example of reboarding good practices

  • Use a feedback system to collect employee feedback and track its evolution;
  • Keep employees updated on the status of the situation by communicating more;
  • Allowing employees to return to work at their own pace without rushing them;
  • Organize meetings among collaborators to rediscover a social dynamic.

What is employee offboarding?

Due to the health and economic crises, you may be forced to part ways with certain employees. Contrary to appearances, an employee's departure is also a problem for the company's productivity! Above all, the company must do everything in their power to ensure that the employee's departure has no negative impact on the morale and productivity of other employees.

A poor-condition departure can be disastrous for the company because it sends a negative message to employees. A poorly anticipated handover can also add to the workload of other employees, slowing their performance. Remember that these departing employees have an impact on the image of your company and its market attractiveness!

Example of offboarding good practices

Departure on the initiative of the employee

➡️ Identify and comprehend the reasons that influenced the employee decision, and question him about potential areas for improvement

➡️ Gather the teams to assess morale and prevent other potential departures

Departure on the initiative of the company

➡️ Transparently communicate the reasons for this departure within the company

➡️ Reassure employees and remind them of their common goals and the significance of their missions 

➡️ Inform employees about the current state of health and sustainability of the service and the enterprise

In all cases, care must be taken to ensure that the outgoing employee's workload is passed on and properly distributed, and the departure must be formally communicated to the entire enterprise 🤷🏻

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