How you onboard new employees can have a significant impact on employee and organisational success. You not only have to make a great first impression — you also need to lay the foundation for a strong, lasting and productive working relationship.
The purpose of any onboarding program is to welcome new employees to your organisation and help them become high performing in their new roles as quickly as possible.
Now, think back to your first few days, weeks and months in your current job. Did your organisation make a great first impression? For example:
- Did you feel welcomed?
- Did your new employer do things to help you quickly become proficient in your new role?
- Were there experiences that cemented your relationship with your manager, co-workers or organisation?
- Or did the experience leave you wondering if you’d made a big mistake?
Did you know that recent studies show that strong onboarding experiences
can increase retention
rates for new hires by up to 25%?
According to research by the Aberdeen Group, and CEB, organisations with effective onboarding processes have: better new hire retention
; greater year-over-year improvement in revenue per full-time employee; better, sustained customer satisfaction and; higher employee engagement.
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In this eBook,
you'll find the research, best practices, and resources that can help your organisation be brilliant at onboarding.
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