inStreamly Onboarding: What Can You Expect?
For the past year, we’ve focused on making the inStreamly onboarding process as effective and optimal as possible. The results are pretty spectacular.
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Before you start, we create a personalised onboarding space for you where you will find materials related to our values, communication, feedback, and products. In addition, there are manuals which support navigating inStreamly’s virtual space. The materials are interactive and consist of video clips, presentations, notes, etc. Everything is divided by subject, so you can find everything you want to know about inStreamly values, communication, ClickUp, and finances.
At InStreamly, we have a limited calls policy, but the onboarding process is an exception. Every newcomer has scheduled daily calls with their manager. Why? To facilitate understanding of onboarding material and speed up the process.
From Day 1 you are in touch with your buddy. A buddy is a person from your team who is assigned to help you with everything you need. While your manager helps you with formal questions and responsibilities, your buddy is here for the more informal side of your work.
– what are your statuses/meetings with the manager like? How should you prepare for them?
– who should I contact if you have a problem with X?
– where can you find appropriate material?
Every new inStreamly employee gets a copy of The Culture Code. Why is this book worth your time? Have you ever considered why certain groups add up to be greater than the sum of their parts while others add up to be less? Daniel Coyle writes about this phenomenon in The Culture Code. It’s a description of exceptional groups and a practical guide on how to achieve the same effect.
Coyle demonstrates these highly successful teams, seeking answers to the following questions:
- Where does great culture come from?
- How can culture be built and sustained or improved within a group that needs to be strengthened?
This book answers these questions.
The Culture Code is full of insights that are particularly helpful to leaders. Chances are that you’ve experienced working with a “bad apple” or two who bring the team down rather than celebrating successes or contributing anything of value. Every newcomer’s first two weeks are dedicated to reading this book. You will receive an e-book on your first day of work.
Guest of Honour
At the end of the onboarding process, every new employee joins meetings as a Guest of Honour. They observe all teams within the company discussing their work and results. It allows all newcomers to find out who is who and what a particular team does daily.
Calls with CEO
During the onboarding process, every employee gets a chance to work on case studies with one of our founders – Maciej Sawicki. We organise two calls on which all newcomers chat with Maciej about the company, their responsibilities, company values, guidelines, and processes happening in the company. Together, they work on various case studies and resolve theoretical problems, which will help them understand the language we use and how we do things and provide them with the knowledge necessary for their future work.
inStreamly onboarding Quiz
After onboarding ends, we will set up a short quiz. The quiz is to check if the onboarding process is working correctly. In addition, it will give us necessary feedback on what else needs improving to help newcomers.
Let’s summarise. When do newcomers have time for all that?
The Final Word
Our onboarding process was designed and improved to meet new employees’ needs. We want to ensure that everyone has an excellent experience and understands the company’s culture before they start working on tasks. We hope this information will help you decide if you like inStreamly and if you can see yourself as part of our team. If yes – be sure to check our open positions!