Onboarding one chance to get it right….
Discover the business potential of onboarding and the direct link to staff retention.
A reminder – why onboarding is so important…
Effective employee onboarding has a positive domino effect: it ensures that new hires feel welcome and prepared in their new positions, in turn giving them the confidence and resources to make an impact within the organisation, and ultimately allowing them to be productive from day one.
The last thing you want as an employer is for someone to start and then leave after a few months because it went wrong during the onboarding process. Hiring is a costly exercise – so getting it right first time is vital.
For the person responsible for the task of making new employees feel welcome, establishing their responsibilities, orienting them in their new position and familiarising them with the company culture, is a lot to cover and the process is often overwhelming.
A structured onboarding process can help those staff charged with inducting a new member of staff navigate the whole process easily and with the confidence it is in line with the workforce strategy.
A successful onboarding process is essential for the organisation and the new starter alike.
One of the important ways HR can positively impact the workforce and therefore the effectiveness of organisations is through the strategic use of a well thought-out onboarding process.