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How to Choose Employee Onboarding Software: A Handy Checklist

by Karen McCandless
Published on 27 February 2017

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A quick Google search for reasons why people quit their job quickly threw up a shocking amount of questions on community sites from people asking how to quit a job they had just started. Add to that the one-third of respondents in a survey by BambooHR that said they had quit a job within six months of starting it. If - as these stats suggest - your workers are looking to quit right after they started then that points to serious issues with your employee onboarding process.

There are any number of employee retentions stats out there that make alarming reading for companies, given the cost of so-called "flight" risk. A major way to alleviate this and improve the way you deal with new hires, is to invest in employee onboarding software.

What to look for in employee onboarding software

Choosing the right employee onboarding solution to improve employee retention is not easy. There are many different aspects you'll need to take into account, such as:

  • Must-have vs nice-to-have features
  • What to use the employee onboarding app for
  • Why you need it
  • What solutions there are out there.

Other considerations include whether you want a standalone employee onboarding solution, or would prefer an all-in-one HR app that includes onboarding functionality. There are also specialized solutions for bringing onboard new hires for temporary contracts or as freelancers.

We've created a checklist to help walk you through some of these key considerations.

Employee onboarding software checklist

You can also download this checklist as a PDF to access it on the go.

Next steps in selecting an employee onboarding solution

GetApp has created a number of resources that can help you select the right employee onboarding software for your small business:

Here are some top HR and onboarding apps listed on GetApp that are a good first point of call:


Apps mentioned in this article