The webinar is available on-demand below

How to Align HR and IT to Streamline Employee Onboarding


You know the saying: first impressions count. Is your onboarding process putting the company's best foot forward? 

Growing companies onboard an average of 30 new employees each month. That's no small feat for HR and IT, the two departments most responsible for getting new hires up to speed. When the two are in sync, employee onboarding becomes automatic, secure, and even enjoyable. 

Unfortunately, competing priorities often create a divide between HR and IT. While the former strives to get employees up-to-speed as quickly as possible, the latter needs adequate time to configure access controls, create logins, and more. And new employees? They just want to jump in and demonstrate value as soon as possible.

In this webinar, we'll cover how you can bring the two functions together and create a great new hire experience.

Topics discussed will include: 

  • Common day-one challenges and solutions
  • How to streamline onboarding without sacrificing security
  • Information security best practices 
  • Maximizing communication between your HR and IT teams
  • How to securely offboard employees 

Q&A From The Live Webinar

How far advance does HR usually tell IT when someone will be terminating to prepare the offboarding process? Informing IT of a termination as soon as HR has been notified is imperative. IT should have ample time to terminate system access and re-assign delegations when appropriate. Ensuring that terminated employees have been relieved of all access to sensitive and secure information immediately following termination is extremely important.

What system was used to generate the form on the onboarding form slide? Namely uses Google Forms to generate our New Hire IT Request Form.

For companies who have both Namely and Okta and want to automate our onboarding process. Is there a support team from either Namely or Okta to guide us through this process? Namely's Service team can certainly assist in guiding clients through the onboarding process and answer any additional service-related questions that you may have. Feel free to email the team at or call 888-757-4804 from 9am to 9pm EST.