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The Best Employee Onboarding Experience | The Top 1% Workplace Awards

Author: Alexandra White

Published date: 2023/05

Calastone wins award for The Best Employee Onboarding Experience in The Top 1% Workplace Awards

​Onboarding a new employee should not simply be an agenda for the first day; it should be an action plan for progression, encapsulating factors that ensure excellent talent is retained and supported. We received a record number of submissions for this category in 2022, marking a welcomed shift in how employers are approaching the talent experience in financial technology.

We were delighted to recognise Calastone as this year's winner of The Best Employee Onboarding Experience category in The Top 1% Workplace Awards! The judging panel were impressed by the team's ability to implement a thorough and tailored onboarding experience that ensures each new employee is able to make an impact across the breadth of the business from day one. And support is synonymous with the talent experience at Calastone. The opportunities to build relationships outside your own team are plentiful, and this is largely down to the company-wide buddy system that has been created; a network of support that allows for professional exposure, and catalyses progression.

Our judging panel commented that: "Starting at the recruitment process through to the new joiners first year, the Calastone team is intentional in eliminating bias, ensuring they have a diverse candidate slate. The multiple touch-points before and after day one and the one-on-one connection points with multiple “buddies” in HR, IT, and cross-functional team members, and calls from the CHRO and C-Suite Member of their business, is what makes this a stand-out onboarding process. Kudos to Calastone for truly delivering a top-of-the-line personal onboarding experience."

We must also extend our applause to those highly commended in this category: BCB Group and Cashflows. Both businesses house exceptional onboarding experiences that set a new standard for the industry.

BCB Group has a keen ability to create a sense of belonging from the start — a credit to their exceptional culture and understanding of the talent experience that extends beyond professional development.

The judging panel wanted to recognise Cashflow's desire to continuously improve. They have created an environment where every individual, irrespective of tenure, feels confident in offering feedback. Their onboarding process never becomes stagnant and always reflects evolving demands.

Once again, congratulations to Calastone on winning The Best Employee Onboarding Experience category in The Top 1% Workplace Awards; and to Cashflows and BCB Group on your highly commended status!

You can view the full results of The Top 1% Workplace Awards by downloading your free copy of The Financial Technologist.