As an in-house recruiter, one of the most nerve-wracking times can be when you’re waiting for your hire to start.

Will their heads be turned by a competitor, or by an attractive counter-offer?

This is particularly challenging because it’s also such a busy time for in-house recruitment teams. You’ve likely got a whole list of new starter actions and information you need to collect – and we know that that takes time.

In this new onboarding best practice guide, we explore how to approach that time between offer and first day. From onboarding ideas to managing your pre-employment checks, this guide covers the tech, tools and tips you need!

What’s more, we’ve asked our fantastic crew of industry partners to add their ideas and advice too.

Discover how to reduce the time your pre-employment checks take, keep your candidates engaged and manage your internal stakeholders.


Download your guide today! Simply complete the short form below and the onboarding and pre-employment checks best practice is all yours.



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About the author

Tristan Potter

Tristan has a decade's worth of experience writing content and copy for organisations across Bristol and the Southwest of England. He has written on a diverse range of topics, including technology, philosophy, politics, and recruitment. His writing has appeared in The Drum, HR Grapevine, and The Guardian, among other publications. He joined Hireserve in March 2022.