Tips for Making Onboarding Easier

Tara Calihman - September 23, 2015

Justin posted his thoughts around onboarding last week, sharing best practices and specific tools that help from an IT perspective. If you missed his post, he provides lots of tips for how to better optimize your onboarding process with new hires.

But what happens after Justin has done his job? There is still a lot of learning that has to happen in order for those new folks to feel comfortable in their surroundings. How can they best learn what everyone does? Who will be communicating the company’s core cultural values to the newbie? When are they deemed ready to join the company’s on-call rotation?

In our newest guide, we make the case for adding new people to the on-call rotation sooner rather than later. Not only is this an essential piece of a new employee’s education about the company, it can help them:

– learn more about the company’s technical stack & infrastructure workings

– get a frontline look at how the organization handles their on-call process, including troubleshooting, post-mortems and collaborative problem-solving

– figure out who is who, what team they’re on and what they do for the company

– experience the organization’s culture and what it stands for

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Check it out and let us know what you think.

When do you add new folks to the rotation? And how do they learn about company process and culture?