How Hiring and Onboarding Are Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Onboarding and hiring go hand-in-hand. One establishes and runs through policy, regulation and rules, and the other cultivates and develops a relationship with the recently hired employee, making the two a dynamic duo — just like PB&J.

Hiring is the peanut butter. Hiring is the process of selecting a candidate to fill an open position within an organization, whereas onboarding is the process necessary to prepare and familiarize the new hire with company procedures, policies and culture.

An automated, streamlined and compliance-focused hiring program grants companies the freedom to select the best talent from a pool of qualified candidates. Reaching out to a variety of skilled candidates allows for your company to set a high bar in terms of standards and expectations.

Onboarding is the jelly. Similar to jelly, onboarding offers a flavor of your organization to your employee. Implementing an effective onboarding system ensures that employees feel comfortable in their work environment and understand the culture, proper procedure and policies made by the organization. Without onboarding, the hiring process would be short and employees would feel a major disconnect from your company.

Not only does onboarding have a great impact on organizational culture, but its safety, as well. Informing employees of consequences, resources and safety protocols, as well as stressing safety as a priority will make for an educated, more careful workforce.

Without hiring, onboarding would have nothing to “stick” to, and without onboarding, the hiring process could all be for nothing, as employees will not fully understand your company’s basic principles and messages. An automated, paperless hiring process couples well with a strategic and efficient onboarding system, just like the all-too-familiar peanut butter and jelly.

BirdDogHR is a cloud-based talent management solutions provider with years of experience in helping skilled trades companies improve their recruiting, hiring, training and succession strategies. BirdDogHR knows how crucial it is to hire and onboard quickly to complete projects on time to reduce budgetary constraints. To see the BirdDogHR Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and Onboarding modules in action, schedule a demo. For more information, contact us.