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Top 5 benefits of implementing a standardised onboarding process for international schools

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In international education, new faculty can be hired up to 9 months before their expected start dates. Schools are therefore challenged to onboard new staff at the same time as managing the current academic year and continuing with the recruitment search. This can make onboarding a challenging and time-consuming task.

Implementing a standardised onboarding process can help you to overcome these challenges and provide a range of benefits to your school. In this blog, we’ll discuss five key benefits of having a standardised onboarding process.

 

1: Streamlined processes

Part of having a standardised onboarding process means managing onboarding activities in one central place. This will help to ensure that all necessary documentation and tasks are completed before your new international teacher or faculty members starts, effectively streamlining the entire process, avoiding delays and potential errors.

 

2: Collaboration in hiring teams

By having a standardised onboarding process in place, staff and faculty members of your international school who are involved in the hiring process will be across their role and responsibilities. This knowledge will make it easier for your team to work together towards the common goal of successfully onboarding your school’s latest hire.

 

3: Improve employee engagement and productivity

By providing individualised support and training to your new international teaching or faculty member before their arrival, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in both employee engagement and productivity. Tailoring the onboarding process to the specific needs of each new hire will help them to feel valued and supported, which can lead to higher levels of engagement and productivity once they start working. In fact, Forbes reported that implementing a standardised onboarding process can increase productivity by 62%.

 

4: Improve employee retention rates

Implementing a standardised onboarding process may cost you time and money in the short term, but it will save you much more time money and time in the long term. Schools that implement a formal onboarding program see a 50% greater employee retention among new hires, according to a study by Harvard Business Review. By providing a positive and structured onboarding experience, you can increase the likelihood that your new hire will stay with your school for the long term.

 

5: Reduce paperwork and filing

Finally, having a standardised onboarding process can making it easier to manage and track the onboarding process. By having all necessary documentation and tasks in one centralised system, you can reduce the need for paperwork and filing, which will save time and resources.

 

Standardised onboarding with Schrole Engage

Implementing a standardised onboarding process can provide numerous benefits to your international school, including a streamlined process, improved collaboration, higher employee engagement and retention, a great first impression, and reduced paperwork and filing. By prioritising the onboarding process, you can set your new hires up for success and ensure that they are ready to hit the ground running when they start working.

Schrole Engage has been created to provide a consistent and professional experience for all newly hired international teachers, replacing onboarding spreadsheets, document folders and checklists. Completely customisable, you have the ability to set up a series of pathways that reflect the requirements for each teaching group (expat staff/leadership roles/local hires) that identifies, step by step, what needs to be done and when.

As part of this pathway, new hires can securely sign contracts and other documents through DocuSign; upload personal details and confidential information, including visas; and read and agree to policy and procedure documents in advance. You even have the power to reject documents which haven’t been uploaded correctly, as well as view auditable time and date stamps of every step and interaction.

With Engage, you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that every new hire will experience a seamless, standardised onboarding experience.

Learn more about the benefits of Schrole Engage for your international school and get in touch today.

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