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Tips for automating your onboarding process for new international teachers and faculty

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Recruiting international teachers and faculty takes a huge amount of time and resources. The best way to ensure this effort isn’t wasted is by implementing a smooth, efficient and standardised automated onboarding experience.

Not only will this help new international teachers to settle into their new role and surroundings, it will improve your school’s retention rate, saving you both time and money in the long term. (Schools that implement a formal onboarding program see a 50% greater employee retention among new hires. Source: Harvard Business Review)

In this blog, we’ve listed our top 5 tips for automating your onboarding process for new international teaching recruits.


Tip 1: Create an online portal

Having an online portal that provides a single access point for all the required documents, forms and general information will massively streamline your school’s onboarding process. This can include important documents such as visa applications, employment contracts, health insurance forms, and other relevant paperwork.

Not only will this make it easier for new teachers to complete their paperwork, it will also allow your school’s administrators to easily track your new hires’ onboarding progress.


Tip 2: Use e-signatures

Eliminating the need for printing, signing, and scanning documents can significantly speed up the onboarding process. E-signatures can be easily collected through online portals, and they provide a more secure and efficient way of handling legal documents.

Using e-signatures also helps to reduce errors and saves time, making the onboarding process smoother and more efficient.


Tip 3: Use tasks and checklists reminders

You can use automated systems to send reminders for tasks and deadlines, including the collection of personal information, background checks, and references. Forget important jobs falling through the tracks – with an automated onboarding system, it’s all taken care for you.


Tip 4: Leverage technology

Utilising tools such as video conferencing, virtual reality tours, and online training modules, you can get your new international teachers and faculty  get up to speed quickly and efficiently. Your new hire being located in a different country is no longer a barrier to an efficient onboarding process.


Tip 5: Invest in an onboarding platform

Your international school’s onboarding process is only going to be as effective and efficient as the technology behind it. It’s important to invest in a tried and tested onboarding platform in order to ensure a successful implementation process, greater uptake by your school’s HR and administration team, and of course, a quality onboarding experience for new hires.


Automating the onboarding process with Schrole Engage

At Schrole, we created Engage specifically for international schools in order to streamline staff onboarding. Engage helps your school to provide a consistent and professional experience, replacing onboarding spreadsheets, document folders, checklists and email trails.

Benefits of Engage include the management of onboarding activities in one, central place; a streamlined hiring process, allowing hiring teams to collaborate more effectively; a reduction of paperwork and filing; and the improvement of employee engagement, productivity and retention.

Interested to see what Schrole Engage could do for your school? Contact us today. In just 30 In just 30 minutes we’ll have your standardised onboarding templates ready to go and your new staff members on their onboarding journey.

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Gary Booth Principal
Meritton British International School

Meritton British International School