Donut for Onboarding: Getting Started

Learn the basics of Donut for Onboarding.

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Core Components of Donut for Onboarding

What's a Message?

Messages are how Donut interacts with your new hires and everybody else on Slack. Each Message has content, a recipient, and scheduling.
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Missed Messages

In some cases, a Message can’t be sent, but sometimes Donut will be able to send it later.
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Message Type: Poll

Ask a multiple-choice question
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What is a Premium Onboarding Template?

A set of timed Messages anchored to a new hire's start date
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Naming Premium Onboarding Templates

Create a naming convention for Templates to keep things organized
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What is a Building Block?

Building Blocks are sets of ready-made messages that you can quickly add to your onboarding templates.
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Progress Tracker

Learn more about the Progress Tracker and how it can help you keep track of your new hires' onboarding status.
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Company vs. Team Onboarding

Think of onboarding as a layer cake. Or an onion.
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Onboarding Admin Permissions and Notifications

Admins can create, edit, and view Templates and New Hires
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How To's

How To: Use Onboarding Reporting

Want to monitor new hire progress? Here's how.
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How To: Set Up Your Error Notifications

With error notifications, you can always be in the know if messages aren't being sent.
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How to: Set Up New Hire Lunches

Help new hires connect with their coworkers from day one
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How Do I Add New Hires in Premium Onboarding?

Add your New Hires to Donut with their start dates, and assign templates to them, and Donut will begin onboarding them.
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How To: Manage Your To-Dos in Donut

Learn more about how to find and manage your tasks in Donut's dashboard.
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How To: Include Links in Onboarding Messages

A robust onboarding program might require you to link out to different materials, so you can include links directly in your Donut Messages.
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How To: Schedule Email Messages in Donut

Steps for setting up messages to be delivered as emails (rather than a Slack message) in Donut.
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How to: Add Manager Reminders

Help your managers help your new hires succeed, with a little nudge!
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How to: Use Multi-task Messages

Learn how to set up checklists and sets of tasks with Multi-task Messages in Donut.
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How Can I Edit Who Assigns a New Hire's Buddy, Manager, etc?

Learn how to edit the default settings on who should select roles (like Buddy, Manager, or Team Lead) when a New Hire is added to Donut.
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How to: Schedule a Message to a Channel

Want to send messages to a channel of people rather than an individual? Here's how to do it.
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Can I Pause or Snooze? (Just For Me)

Snooze enables you to skip intros for a week or more, without leaving the channel or changing the intro date for your team.
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