Ideas for an Onboarding Checklist

We recently had a new person join my team, and I wanted to get them up and running quickly. You know, 'cause I'm a manager.

I tried an experiment, and I think it worked out well - I made an extensive onboarding checklist as a google doc, using the checklist type of bulleted list.

The advantages of this were:

So far it seems to have worked! In two days they've accessed all of our systems and have our main applications running locally.

If you are making an onboarding checklist, here are some things that you may want to include:

My thought process was to capture all of the "Oh yeah, you'll need ..." things into one document. I also now have a handy starting point for future onboarding as well!