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Improve Employee Onboarding using Time Tracking

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The importance of having an effective onboarding process to welcome your new hires can never be overstated. An exceptional onboarding experience will help employees become productive as soon as possible. On the other hand, a poor onboarding process doesn’t leave a good impression on new hires, often leading to high employee turnover. Let’s look at how time tracking data can help you improve your onboarding process. 

Time Tracking Data and Employee Onboarding

Time tracking tools, such as Time Doctor, helps companies track where their employees spend their time. They share in depth reports and insights on which projects and tools take most of the time and what are some of the bottlenecks that prevent employees from becoming productive. 

Here is how Time Tracking can help companies to improve their onboarding processes:

Personalize the training process

Time tracking data can help uncover which are the processes or tools that members of certain teams or certain locations struggle with. Armed with this data, companies can truly personalize the experience for new joinees and be on top of what the new hire needs help with, as well as gain insight into their time management, task management, training, and communication preferences.

Saves time by reducing mundane tasks

Managing the onboarding process manually can be a great administrative burden for managers, HR leaders and new hires. Time tracking can help you identify which of these tasks take a lot of time or often become bottlenecks for other tasks. Companies can use this data to automate some of these rote tasks, saving a substantial amount of time for both managers and their new hires.

Prevent Information Overload

It is very easy and sometimes natural to send away a lot of information to new employees in their first few days. This can lead to employees getting inundated with too much information and sometimes even leading to burnout fairly early in an employee’s journey with a company. With time tracking data, managers can ensure their new team members are getting overburdened, and have a smooth transition into their new role.

Focus on the Right Tasks

Companies and managers want to ensure that new employees are spending their time getting themselves acquainted with the right processes, tools and people in the company. Time tracking data can allow managers to stay on top of whether their employees have completed all the steps as a part of their onboarding process or whether they haven’t spent the required time on a particular step. This can help managers to proactively ensure their employees are set up for success. 


Onboarding is a key driver of employee success and productivity. Getting onboarding right is easier when you have the right data and insights to improve your onboarding experience.  With time tracking data, you can make the onboarding process simpler and more effective by planning the different steps for new employees and monitoring the progress of these steps. 

by Rajat H, Time Doctor


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