Dror Arie, senior solution engineer at GlobalDots, is a pioneer in employee onboarding automation using IT workflows.
In his Nasdaq guest article, he answers some key questions on one of the most crucial, yet overlooked, elements of employer branding: The employee onboarding experience.
Why is onboarding overlooked in the employee lifecycle?
Employers believe that their efforts should concentrate in the recruiting process, and that, once an employee has been signed, the courtship is over.
Why is this wrong?
With so much capital investments flowing into technology companies, everybody hires all the time. As soon as you welcome a new employee, they are already offered improved rewarding elsewhere. Therefore, retention efforts should start from day-1.
How can technology help?
Workflow automation is one of the hottest IT trends right now. Advanced IAM solutions, like Okta, can automate the IT part of employee onboarding. Synced with HR systems and integrated with all business applications, they can provision and deprovision based on an employee’s team and role, as soon as the employee’s status is updated in the HR system or directory (GSuite, Office365, AD or others). This will:
- Save the employee the hassle of creating their user accounts upon onboarding.
- Save manual IT work of permission management
- Guarantee a tight security posture according to the Least Privilege principle, by immediate deprovisioning of no-longer-needed permissions upon role change or offboarding.