People, Performance, and Paperwork
During the orientation process, consider the “Three Ps”—people, performance, and paperwork:
Who are the key people any new employee must meet, what will those meetings look like, and when should they take place? Examples include informal social events, group onboarding activities, assigning a buddy, meetings with senior leaders, team building, mentoring, and other key meetings.
What is required to support any new employee in the performance of their role? Examples include job shadowing, setting expectations and providing feedback, HR check-ins, coaching, and other training.
Lastly, what paperwork and processes must be reviewed, completed, and explained? Examples include company orientation, handbook or policies, resources, and forms.
Adapted from the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia’s Onboarding Newcomers: A Toolkit for BC Employers.