Permissions: Hiring Managers and Owners
Product tier: Available for Greenhouse Welcome and Greenhouse Onboarding subscription tiers
Goals for new hires elevates your role as hiring manager by allowing you to set measurable and attainable growth-related objectives for your new hires.
Unlike tasks, which commonly focus on administrative actions at the organization or department level, goals provide clear onboarding objectives specific to a new employee's role. This creates stronger alignment between you and your new hires by defining what success looks like in the critical 30-day onboarding period.
Get started with onboarding goals
To begin, select an employee from the My New Hires section on your homepage.
Navigate to the 30 day goals tab in your new hire's employee profile.
Job kickoff form responses
If the hiring manager submitted a job kickoff form for this role in Greenhouse Recruiting, their responses to goals-related kickoff questions will be available in Greenhouse Onboarding. Use job kickoff responses to guide you when creating onboarding goals for your new hire.
Under the Job kickoff form section for 30 day goals, click Expand section.
You'll see the high-level objectives and goals for your new hire's role as defined by the hiring manager in the job kickoff form. When you create onboarding goals for your new hire, you can manually copy and paste these responses as needed.
Create onboarding goals
Click Create 30 day goals to set up your new hire's onboarding goals.
There are 14 pre-defined goals available to share with your new hires. When you set up a new hire's onboarding goals for the first time, you'll see five default goals that we recommend to create a well-rounded onboarding experience.
Note: We recommend that you provide a minimum of three goals, and no more than ten goals, to ensure the best onboarding experience for your new hires.
Click the caret icon to expand a goal and provide a description.
Use the editor panel to format text and include links.
Click Add another goal to include additional onboarding goals from the dropdown menu.
You can also rearrange or delete any of your new hire's onboarding goals.
Click Save when you're done setting up your new hire's goals.
Edit onboarding goals
To edit your new hire's onboarding goals, navigate to Your new hire's goals and click Edit.
Edit goal descriptions
Click the caret to expand the goal and edit the description.
Use the editor panel to update text formatting or include additional links.
Add and rearrange goals
Click Add another goal.
The Choose a goal dropdown menu will appear at the bottom of your new hire's listed goals. Select another onboarding goal from the dropdown to add it to the list.
Enter a description for each additional onboarding goal, then click Save.
Click and drag the six dots icon to rearrange the order of your new hire's goals.
Click the delete icon next to any goal to remove it from your new hire's list of onboarding goals.
Share onboarding goals with your new hire
Once you've successfully created onboarding goals, click Share as email to send them to your new hire by email. You can share onboarding goals within the first 30 days after your new hire's start date.
Note: Managers need to share onboarding goals in order for new hires to be notified about completing their assigned goals. Make sure to click Share as email to send goals to your new hire!
Check the 30 day goals tab on your new hire's employee profile to see when you last shared onboarding goals with them.
Click Share again as email to resend onboarding goals to your new hire via email.
Learn more about how your new hires can complete and update the status of their assigned goals.