Do You Have an Onboarding Checklist?

It’s back to school time and, as the mother of a sixth grader, time for another round of the school supply shuffle.  Folders, notebooks, pencils, oh my!  The checklist is long, but thankfully, there is a checklist.

The checklist is what makes shopping easy.  The checklist tells you exactly how many pencils and eraser heads to buy.  Without the checklist it’s likely my son would have too many pencils, not enough paper and the wrong type of folder.

If schools can supply students with a checklist of what they will need to prepare them for a productive school year, why don’t companies supply their leaders with a checklist of what managers need to prepare to onboard new hires effectively?