A 5-Phase Comprehensive Checklist for Onboarding Developers

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Veronica Arreche
Director of Operations & Head of Talent
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Originally published on Feb 12, 2018Last updated on Apr 3, 2024

Key Takeaways

What are the 4 phases of onboarding?

An effective onboarding process involves four key phases: orienting the developer to the company's values, culture, and goals; establishing clear communication; setting a development process with training and support; and granting access to necessary tools and systems.

How long does it take to onboard a developer?

The length of time it takes to onboard a developer will vary depending on factors like the complexity of the job, the level of experience of the developer, and the resources available for onboarding. However, we generally recommended having a structured onboarding process that lasts a couple of weeks to ensure the developer is properly integrated into the team and the organization.

How do you welcome a new developer?

To welcome new developers, set up their workstations, introduce them to team members, provide a detailed onboarding plan, and assign a mentor. Also, invite them to team meetings and social events, encourage open communication and make them feel valued and included.