I cannot emphasize enough the importance of good employee onboarding. This is the organization’s opportunity to do two things. First, it’s the new hire’s first impression of the company. I’m not discounting the candidate experience, but this is the first impression as an actual employee.
Which leads to the second big thing that onboarding does. It tells the new hire whether all of the things the company said during the hiring process are true. Is the company authentic and truthful?
If you’re thinking about evaluating your onboarding process, here are a few articles worth checking out:
Pre-boarding has been introduced as the paperwork subset of onboarding employees. Xerox offers a solution to pre-boarding paperwork management.
Onboarding is the foundation of employee engagement. Be strategic in your onboarding process following these 4 trends that engage new hires.
Madeline Laurano, founder at Aptitude Research, discusses the two touchpoints in the employee experience that onboarding should address.
Onboarding is where engagement starts. That’s why an onboarding pulse or check-in is important. If new hires are not engaged, learn how to design an intervention.
Onboarding new hires is all about setting expectations. If you don’t, you can expect disengagement and disappointment from employees and managers.
Employee retention is critical today. A pulse survey can help when used during onboarding. Readex shows how to structure and deliver an effective onboarding pulse survey.
Good onboarding is the key to new hire success. To evaluate the impact of your onboarding program, SilkRoad shows us 5 effective data and feedback methods.
In a Korn Ferry Futurestep survey, 98% of executives said the key to employee retention was having a well thought out onboarding program. Organizations with terrific onboarding programs should be regularly evaluating their outcomes and making adjustments. Because just as the recruitment market is changing, the way we set new employees up for success is changing as well.
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