To Help Combat the Great Resignation, Cleary Launches Free 'Onboarding Experience'

Even without a physical office, companies can still deliver personalized, high-touch onboarding experiences for employees at scale

The New Cleary Onboarding Experience

Cleary Technologies, a San Francisco-based digital employee experience startup just launched the free Onboarding Experience to help the tech companies it partners with at some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, including Square, Buzzer, Flexport, Shippo, Cadre, Scale, Kiavi, PillClub, among others. With the pandemic shift and the rise of remote work, the company has risen to the growing challenge of helping organizations build a new digital employee experience, starting with remote new hire onboarding.

With the backdrop of The Great Resignation and a record-breaking 25% annualized resignation rate in 2021, high-growth tech companies are now competing for top talent in what has shifted to become an "employee's market" with a remote-preferred work environment. Studies show that an employee's first six months determine whether or not they'll stay with a company. The rise of remote work has made it increasingly critical for leaders to design a personalized, high-touch onboarding experience for employees without a physical office, ensuring new hires feel welcome, have exactly what they need, and get connected to the company.

Cleary's new free Onboarding Experience leverages best practice "journey templates" to enable people leaders to automate the new hire onboarding experience, saving at least 2 days a week in manual administrative work while delivering an exceptional new hire experience and reducing time-to-productivity. The platform also provides shared views so everyone involved - from IT to managers and onboarding buddies - can stay coordinated to deliver a seamless experience. Having one central hub makes it easier for teams to share the most important work documents while making it less overwhelming for new hires. With "culture elements" built into the journeys, including onboarding buddy programs, welcome emails, suggested coffee chats, tasks, and check-ins - new hires feel a sense of belonging.

"Companies are trying to figure out what an exceptional remote onboarding experience looks like. No one ever left a company because their I-9 wasn't verified fast enough. What's important is delivering an experience that gives new hires a sense of connection and empowerment. That level of personalization is incredibly difficult to scale manually," says Thomas Kunjappu, CEO & Co-Founder of Cleary. "We've done the work to design an exceptional onboarding experience with automated workflows. People teams can stop spending their days stuck in spreadsheets."

"I used to spend 90% of my time sifting through spreadsheet trackers for each new hire. So many different systems are involved, and everything had to be carefully timed. One missed check-in could result in a subpar experience for one of our team members. When you're fully remote, that's the last thing you want to happen," said Gurbir Dhaliwal, People Operations Manager at Shippo. "I'm excited to finally automate this whole process."

"We made the investment in Cleary as a centralized communication hub at the very beginning of Buzzer's formation, and have continuously provided feedback on our challenges ultimately preparing us to fully move to the new automated onboarding experience," explains Claudia Haworth, Senior Employee Experience Manager at Buzzer.

About: Cleary's mission is to inspire more productive, connected, and engaged employees. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in San Francisco, Cleary is inventing the future of work for some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley. Backed by Quiet, Crosslink Capital, and powerhouse investors like Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter, and George Hu, former COO of Salesforce and Twilio. Press contact:

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