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Onboarding & Beyond: Cleary Journeys Redefines Employee Engagement and Lifecycle Management

“Cleary Journeys is not merely a tool but a comprehensive system designed to automate personalized employee journeys for every significant moment—from onboarding to offboarding and everything in between.”

At Cleary, we did not initially set out to build an employee onboarding tool. However, we consistently heard from our customers that Cleary was the most effective onboarding tool they had used. As we delved deeper, we discovered and addressed a much larger issue: managing the employee lifecycle from day one, not just through the first 90 days, but extending well beyond that.

Here at Cleary, we’ve developed a powerful platform that spans several previously independent categories—Intranets, Wikis, Event Management tools, Onboarding platforms, and search.

Today, we’re proud to announce Cleary Journeys, our next progression in building the most powerful suite of employee experience tools available – integrating all elements of what’s needed to create the ideal employee experience into one seamless product. 

The addition of Cleary Journeys to the current suite of Cleary solutions benefits both the diligent administrators and those in charge of employee experience (People teams, IT, Internal Comms), while also simplifying the front-end experience for employees.


The State of Employee Onboarding

Before we get into the details of Cleary Journeys, let’s first understand where the current state of employee onboarding lies. 

The onboarding experience of a new hire lays the foundation for their journey within an organization. Yet, HR teams often find themselves bogged down by the manual, repetitive tasks associated with traditional onboarding processes. These tasks are difficult to scale in the modern, increasingly remote and hybrid work environments. 

From sending welcome emails to tracking task completion and scheduling onboarding meetings, the complexity of these processes is both time-consuming and error-prone. Such inefficiencies burden HR professionals and negatively affect the new hire experience, potentially leading to early disengagement.

The challenges extend further. Ensuring new hires are included in key communications and connected to the appropriate groups and individuals within the company often requires navigating a complex network of list-serves and calendar invites.

The operational burden of managing these tasks is daunting, especially when striving to offer a personalized and welcoming experience to each individual. Additionally, organizing and routing essential onboarding information—from swag preferences to laptop shipping details—requires a streamlined approach to avoid oversights.

In response to these challenges, Cleary Journeys was born. Cleary Journeys is not just a tool; it is a comprehensive system that automates personalized employee journeys for every significant moment—from onboarding to offboarding and everything in between.

A Closer Look: The Comprehensive Capabilities of Cleary Journeys

Exploring the core features of Cleary Journeys uncovers a suite of tools designed to revolutionize employee onboarding and engagement. Each feature is thoughtfully developed to meet the specific challenges of modern HR teams, ensuring a comprehensive approach to employee development and satisfaction.

  • Automate Personalized Employee Journeys: Eliminate manual new hire processes. With Cleary Journeys, automate personalized journeys that manage emails, task assignments, surveys, and more, customized for each new hire based on their location, department, and role. Preboarders can even receive a personalized homepage the moment they accept their offer, maintaining their engagement before their first day.
  • Ensure Calendar & Group Management: From the outset, new hires gain access to critical meetings and information. They are automatically integrated into company-wide events, scheduled meetings with their managers, and added to essential Google Groups and Slack Channels, making them feel part of the team from their first day.
  • Eliminate Back-and-Forths: Streamline the flow of information to where it’s needed most. Automate workflows for IT preferences, swag selection, and more, saving hours of coordination and creating a seamless onboarding experience for new hires.
  • Drive Culture & Connection: Beyond onboarding, Cleary Journeys incorporates new hires into the company culture from the start. Automated welcome cards from peers, Onboarding Buddy programs, and scheduled introductions with colleagues foster a sense of belonging and community.


How does Cleary Journeys stack up against the alternatives?

Most companies use spreadsheet and project management tools for organizing onboarding tasks. However, these tools only help organize what needs to be done without actually speeding up the process. ATSs and HRIS systems offer onboarding solutions that typically cover the compliance aspect but fail to address the real issues around engagement and retention. When was the last time an employee left because their I-9 form wasn’t processed quickly enough?

Cleary’s solution doesn’t just plan for adding someone to the weekly sales meeting; it does it automatically. It doesn’t remind you to set up an onboarding buddy; it arranges one for you. The employee isn’t left wondering which system to use for getting their questions answered—it’s clear from the day they accept their offer what they need to do.

For HR professionals seeking to revolutionize their onboarding processes and employee engagement strategies, Cleary Journeys offers a comprehensive, automated, personalized solution.

To connect with somebody on our team about how Cleary Journeys can help your organization, please click here to set up a meeting with our team. 


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