How using MDM software for employee onboarding increases retention and productivity

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by Mosyle Team


How using MDM software for employee onboarding increases retention and productivity

Hiring new employees is a sign that your business is growing, and it means that it’s time to improve your onboarding process. When you think of onboarding you think of policies and forms and cramming information about your company. Onboarding can be a time-consuming and often overwhelming process for everyone involved, but it can be a new hire’s first glimpse of what it’s like working for your company.

Think of onboarding as your employee’s first impression of the company itself, and when you make a good impression on them, you’re more likely to keep your new employees at your company. That’s why transforming your onboarding process can make a huge impact on the future success of your company.

After all, according to the DOL, 66% of employees are more likely to remain with a company if their onboarding process is structured.

But when you think about onboarding, you might ask yourself “what is the most innovative yet effective way to onboard new employees?” “How can we stay on top of digital trends while saving money?” “What if we don’t have the resources to provide proper onboarding?” The answer is simple: use a mobile device management (MDM) solution as part of your onboarding process. Your employees can feel even more motivated to get started at your company when you hand them an Apple device that’s ready to go.

If you’re not already using Apple devices for your employees, you should consider the positive impact it can have. By combining corporate Apple devices with a powerful MDM software, you can further elevate that impact in a way that benefits both the company and its employees. In this article, we’ll go over why an MDM solution is the best way for you to upgrade your onboarding process and wow your new people!

Increase employee retention and productivity

On your employee’s first day, you want them to have a smooth yet energizing onboarding experience that further excites them to work at your company. This can not only boost productivity, but it can also increase retention because of employee satisfaction.

When your new hire walks in and is handed their brand new corporate Apple device, you don’t want them to sit through an entire painstakingly long setup process that stands between them and the start of their new journey. An MDM solution can help by making your device ready to go out of the box, all your employee has to do is turn it on and everything they need will be there, including the important company materials necessary for onboarding. It’s that easy, and your employee can quickly get started. This can increase their motivations which also increases employee performance. You can even use corporate Apple devices such as iPads for employee training.

During this time, your employees are building the way they see your company, and understanding more about how your company works. By creating a welcoming onboarding process, you’re letting your employees know that your company is focused on collaboration and creativity.

Reduce time spent on getting started with Apple devices

Time is an invaluable resource for any business, and using an MDM software for employee onboarding can help you save a lot of it. We’ve already mentioned how an MDM solution streamlines employee onboarding by making your Apple devices ready to go out of the box. By automating device enrollment, you can spend more time welcoming your employees on their first day.

Take for example Nubank, which is the leading financial technology company in Latin America that has over 800 employees. The company was in the process of scaling their startup, which included hiring new employees. They took advantage of Mac computers and Mosyle Business MDM for the onboarding process, and was able to improve their onboarding experience while reducing device management costs.

“By using the Mac device and Mosyle Business, it's possible to provide the users the easiest onboarding experience, while ensuring the Nubank data is completely safe.” says Gabriel Diab, system engineer at Nubank.

But reducing time and cutting costs aren’t the only benefits of investing in an MDM solution.

Corporate information is secure

When you have corporate devices, there is always the question of security. How will you keep your company’s information, your employee’s personal data and your devices in general safe? Software developers keep this in mind when creating MDM solutions, so there are several features in place to keep your devices and information safe while making the overall experience still easy and intuitive. This includes passcode policies that ensure strong passwords and built-in identity authentication features such as Single Sign-On (SSO).

While the point of this article is about onboarding, it’s also important to consider offboarding. In the case that an employee is leaving, you can use your MDM software to ensure that their devices are wiped clean of sensitive data. Automating this process means you can offboard employees with a few clicks, making your devices ready to go for the next time you onboard new employees.

Whether you have a large company or a small business, onboarding is an important that shapes how your employees view your business because it exposes them to your workplace culture. By using corporate devices with an MDM solution, you can increase employee retention, productivity and motivation. That way, you can make your onboarding an enjoyable experience that helps your new employees start their journey at your company off on the right foot.