Eric Wilson
Eric WilsonProduct Lead & Co-founder, Pro.com

What are the best tools to help with new employee onboarding?

I'm looking for ways to automate employee onboarding and provide a great experience to new hires. Anything from organizing the process to automatically sending emails or creating accounts.
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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Aleksandra
    Aleksandra5Product Marketing · Written
    If your company uses Trello, there is an easy way to create an onboarding board, like this sample one: https://trello.com/b/qr3AcASr/ne.... I love this variant with Trello for flexibility and easy setup.
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    Employee Onboarding by Rippling

    Throw away your new hire on-boarding checklist ✅

    Ben Lang
    Ben Lang26Serial hunter · Written
    Parker Conrad, founder of Zenefits, recently launched his new company Rippling. Their platform automates all the paperwork, user accounts and hardware installations for new hires.
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    Fred Rivett
    Fred Rivett🏆 winner, april fools day 2017 · Written
    I've not used this, but I've had thoughts before about how poor the employee onboarding process is and how it could be better. Rippling is everything I wanted to build and far more. One of my favourite new startups.
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    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9Founder & CEO @ Yac · Written
    We use this at SoFriendly if anyone has any questions. I have some strong opinions about the experience thus far
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    Eduflow

    Digital learning that actually teaches students something

    Eduflow can be used to onboarding users, employees, customers and partners - anyone you want to give a great start. The way Eduflow is built allows you to set up a flexible onboarding experience that includes content, videos, tasks, submissions and other things. Check out an example of an onboarding course here: https://app.eduflow.com/course/o...
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    SoapBox

    A simple and beautiful app for 1:1s and team meetings 👏

    Hiba Amin
    Hiba Amin5Content Marketing Manager · Written
    I recently onboarded into my organization through the SoapBox app. Hands down it was the easiest, most organized and seamless onboarding experience that I have had in my career to date. My day-to-day schedule was planned out to help me get through everything you can think of. From documents to read and sign, all the way to potential groups/committees that I can join within the organization. It set me up completely for a successful onboarding process. SoapBox has also recently just released their new agenda templates feature on the platform, and you can get a peak of their internal onboarding template here: https://soapboxhq.com/agenda-tem... Would highly recommend! :)
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    ChiefOnboarding for Slack

    Slack bot that will onboard your new hires for you

    Kate
    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    If you want to talk about the ultimate easiest way to onboard employees, automate the process! This SlackBot will help you do just that. You can customize all of their steps and track their progress.
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    Trainual

    Easily document and delegate to scale your business

    Jonathan Ronzio made this product
    If you value organizing systems, processes, and how-to's in your business and are looking to automate onboarding and streamline business operations for scale, Trainual is your tool. With Trainual, you can put everything from your basic handbook policies and employee onboarding procedures to more role-specific or software training in one, searchable place. Create and group company content by role or responsibility, assign things to the people that need to see them either on a one-off as needed basis or an auto-assigned training track when hired, and track user progress and comprehension the whole way.
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    1-on-1 Meeting Assistant

    Have the best 1-on-1 meetings with your team.

    Shay Howe
    Shay HoweCo-founder of Lead Honestly · Written
    Shay Howe made this product
    Lead Honestly is my go to for employee onboarding and team management, specifically as a leader. It helps facilitate all of our 1-on-1 meetings, provides a pulse of how the team is doing, and tracks action items we need to do. For onboarding, I use the Employee Onboarding Playbook to ask them questions to help me get up to speed on how they'd like feedback, how they'd like to be recognized, what they've liked or disliked about their previous managers, and so forth.
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    Gusto

    Gusto makes payroll, benefits, and HR refreshingly easy.

    Val Klump
    Val KlumpUX Writer, San Francisco · Written
    Gusto lets employees self-onboard their payroll and all of their benefits, as well fill out any new hire paperwork online. They also have features like offer letter signing, an email telling new hires how to get to the office on their first day, and a "welcome wall" where coworkers can leave fun messages greeting the new hire. It's US-only.
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    Typeform

    Typeform makes asking questions easy, human & beautiful

    Tzachi Davidovich
    Tzachi DavidovichCofounder/CEO @Cardlifeapp · Written
    Typefrom have a cool way to do it, check #7 here: https://www.typeform.com/blog/in...
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  10. Nadia Sotnikova
    Nadia SotnikovaUI Design, Illustration, Remote Teams 🚀 · Written
    What do you use for email marketing? I've used ActiveCampaign for creating employee onboarding automations. You can make it as simple or as complex as you wish, using different triggers, etc.
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  11. Easy to use and custom made
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  12. Karan Bavandi
    Karan BavandiCEO, Optimal Access Inc. · Written
    Karan Bavandi made this product
    We had great success with KBrowser. You can curate users desktop, so they can easily learn where to find information without hand holding, you can get great results. Our study found that new employees training went from 8 months to 3 months. This was in terms of them needing guidance to do the work.
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  13. Manuela Bárcenas
    Manuela Bárcenas9Marketing @ Fellow.app · Edited
    Fellow is a tool that managers use to have meaningful conversations with new employees. It comes powered with suggested questions and conversation topics to "set expectations" and "get to know each other," so I think it would be a great tool to use when onboarding a new employee. Check it out: www.fellow.app
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