Onboard New Hires for Ramp-up & Retention

Commit to onboarding to drive performance and reduce turnover.

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Your Challenge

  • Organizations treat onboarding like orientation; as a result, they are not realizing the benefits of a comprehensive program.
  • As labor shortages make talent more difficult to attract, onboarding becomes a necessity due to its positive effect on retention.
  • Few organizations know how successful their existing onboarding initiatives are because the programs are seldom monitored.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Onboarding is a structured framework for integrating and engaging new employees, not a basic orientation that can be done in a few days.
  • A consistent message and experience should be delivered to everyone; mandate participation and diligently track compliance.
  • Onboarding programs need to be revisited and revised over time. Track program success through metrics and feedback to identify issues early and keep returns high.

Impact and Result

  • Onboarding increases job satisfaction and positively impacts employee engagement and retention.
  • Effective onboarding increases the chance of new hires making a long-term commitment to the organization.
  • Include key onboarding components, while integrating the unique mission and vision of the organization, to make the program most successful.

Onboard New Hires for Ramp-up & Retention

1

Make the case for onboarding to drive performance and reduce turnover

Improve employee engagement and drive business results.

2

Create a memorable welcome

Create consistency and ensure compliance through administration.

3

Orient new employees

Provide information about organizational history, mission and vision, and strategic areas.

4

Design training according to digestibility

Focus on key accountabilities and match the role to organizational goals.