Is onboarding and badging new hires creating invisible friction?

Is onboarding and badging new hires creating friction?

The need to process many new hires or personnel, to get them proper identification, can become cumbersome when time is precious.

Why would organizations need to onboard, badge and identify multiple new personnel all at once?

  • At the beginning of large scale operations, such as new construction projects or relief efforts
  • Coordinating special events, where attendees, vendors and volunteers need to be vetted.
  • Organizations that have a high churn rate.
  • Companies that have to use a large workforce of contractors and temps.

Often these situations require personnel to have to wait multiple days for ID cards and badges to arrive in the mail. New hire documentation, compliance, and other associated paperwork must be collected individually and then reviewed and processed. If a physical location is involved in the onboarding process, bottlenecks my form and retard the pace at which people can get to work.

With digital ID’s, the friction of this process is virtually eliminated. New personnel can submit all the relevant new hire documentation and compliance paperwork remotely, and instantly. In turn, their ID cards, or badges, are then immediately issued back to them on their smart devices. HR workers are relieved of the laborious and time-consuming task of onboarding people one by one, and everyone can arrive to the worksite ready to be identified- without a backup of the check in process.

Digital ID’s are a unique tool in the toolbox of workforce, operations and HR managers. With the opportunity to approve and identify workers, temps, contractors, visitors and volunteers more quickly than ever, the potential use of digital ID systems should always be weighed against opportunity costs. Those managers looking to reduce friction, onboarding delays, and time to work are urged to do a cost-benefit analysis of adopting these systems.