SC0001: Onboarding new employees

Typically, new employees are just assigned to the department/team which they have been recruited with the onboarding process focusing purely on the responsibilities and tasks which they have been employed to undertake. This unfortunately means it can take months for new employees to truly understand how they interface with other departments and equally can feel alienated from other departments for far too long. However, it would be a good idea if part of the onboarding process comprised of new starters spending a period of time being assigned to other departments to improve overall awareness and familiarity, particularly with those departments/teams where the new starter’s expected tasks and responsibilities will have a close dependency/relationship. This will also promote collaborative working and early identification of service improvements.

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