Employee Onboarding Checklist

Streamline your new hire onboarding process.


Employee Onboarding Checklist

Welcome to the team! 👋

Welcome, @Luke!

We are thrilled to have you on board and can't wait to get to know you. We have put together a collection of helpful resources and checklists to help you get started. 🙂

Team: Engineering
Joining date:
11 Jan 2023
Mentor: @Yoda

Getting started

Onboarding checklist

Forms to sign

All forms will be on your desk by the time you arrive.

  • Health Insurance Enrollment Form

  • 401k Enrollment Form

  • ACA Insurance Exchange Notice

Tools to sign up for

You should have received welcome emails from all of our software tools ahead of time, if not, contact @Yoda.

  • Nuclino

  • HR tool

  • Expense reporting software

  • Team chat

Stuff to get

You will find everything on your desk. In case anything is missing, or you need any special hardware, contact @Han.

  • ID and floor key card

  • Hardware:

    • Laptop

    • Mouse

    • Headphones

    • Phone

Your first task

We want to know more about you!

On your first day, please create an item with your name and basic information (background, hobbies, fun facts, favorite ice cream flavor – anything you like!). You can follow this template [Template] You Name.

When you're done, add it to the Meet the team collection!

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About this template


Studies say that around 20% of employees quit within the first 45 days of starting a new job. With the cost of hiring a new employee averaging around $65,000, the real work of the HR manager begins after the new hire signs the contract.

So if you want to retain the top talent, good employee onboarding is essential, and like all first impressions, you only have one shot to get it right. When executed well, an employee onboarding checklist can increase productivity, make the new hire happier, and save you money.

Checklists are the most efficient way to handle new employee onboarding and make sure you don’t neglect anything important. We have put together an example that can be easily copied and used as a template for your own onboarding checklist.

How to create a great employee onboarding checklist

To get started, simply use this onboarding checklist template and adapt it to your needs. Depending on the industry you are working in, as well as your company culture, you may want to include different items in your onboarding checklist, but the most common items include:

You may also want to include links to helpful resources, such as your employee handbook, company wiki, how-to guides, and so on. In Nuclino, you can easily create internal links by simply typing '@'. The new employee is also able to leave comments and @-mention other team members in case he or she has any questions or needs help at any point.

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