Onboard New Hires for Ramp-up & Retention

Commit to onboarding to drive performance and reduce turnover.

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.

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Get to Action

  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.

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