Willem Hoek

Onboarding checklist when joining a new company

Jan 06, 2020

The Tomb of the Diver, in Paestum, Italy c. 480BC

So, you just joined a new company. Everything is very overwhelming - you have lots to learn. In addition to be able to do the basics of your job, what else can you do to get up to speed as soon as possible? Here are some ideas on what you can do to become more familiar with the company, its processes and people.

Start keeping notes in a paper file and your computer of the following. Memorise as much as possible of this.

The People

This list is not complete but you get the idea.

The Company

Technology being used


I have not read it but this book is a practical guide on how to be getting up to speed, faster in a new company.
The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter by Michael D. Watkins