Sonia J. Burdick September 16, 2020 Checklist Template
Lately, many companies have been facing an increase in employee turnover, which results in higher costs of finding and training employees. Many researched point out that employees are more likely to leave within their firsts weeks if they don not experience a well-structured enough onboarding. This poses the question - are enough time and resources being spent on implementing an appropriate onboarding plan? On his first day, on top of quickly acclimatizing to their new role, a new employee must adjust to the company culture. This emphasizes the value of starting off on the right foot from the get-go. HR managers need to stress the importance of onboarding and must develop a full checklist to ensure the new employee feels welcomed and encounters only smooth sailing from his first day.
For most of us life is a constant battle to stay organized, we write lists of the things we need to and when we need to get them done. However, when the tasks we have to get done get a little more complex a good checklist might come in handy to make sure that everything gets done properly. Using a template for a checklist you can create detailed lists that include groupings of particular tasks and checklists to make sure that you get every task done in the proper order and reduce the risk of mistakes being made.
Personally, I use two types of checklists. I use an excel spreadsheet and a filemaker database. They serve two different purposes: 1. The excel or spreadsheet style checklist affords a lot of room for detail and serves well as a simple database. I can plug in dates, times, names and math/budget functions. Budget functions are really important in a checklist in my opinion. For me as an event planner, I live and die by the budget. We can train anyone to plan an event, but planning an event within theme and on or below budget is the sign of a pro. Using a spreadsheet allows us to combine budget details with all of the other event details.
The first independently owned restaurant was a success because the restaurant provided exactly what their customers wanted, and found a way to build on it. They built success by being consistent, providing the food and beverages their customers wanted, and having excellent customer service. Using consistency in the restaurant can be maintained by using forms, checklists, spreadsheets and other systems designed to build success.