New hire onboarding has a direct impact on your organization’s long-term health and your employees’ motivation levels and well-being. Just about 70% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three or more years if they experienced great onboarding.
The first step is building an employee onboarding process with maximum impact — and we’re here to help. We created a free guide walking through our best practices for the employee onboarding process.
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Building an Employee Onboarding Program
What Is Onboarding? Why Is It Important?
30% of organizations limit their onboarding process to communicating logistics and compliance information, like handing out key cards or sharing login information.
These logistics are all crucial to the new hire onboarding process — but it shouldn’t stop there. Your organization also needs to make employees feel welcome and included, with onboarding that:
- Introduces your company culture
- Shares your company values, mission, and goals
- Connects employees with team members
- Sets social and behavioral expectations
- And more!
When new hires are integrated into an organization’s social culture, their confidence levels increase and they rapidly align their personal goals with those of the team. Job turnover is decreased. Customer satisfaction improves. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
Best Practices for Onboarding New Employees
While your approach to integrating new hires can be as unique as your organization, we have a few best practices we recommend you follow, like:
- Create a formal, ongoing program
- Connect employees to your culture
- Prepare new hires and your team for the change
- Set clear expectations with new hire hires
- Focus on confidence building
- Collect feedback on the program regularly
The free eGuide walks through these best practices in detail, with examples of how global companies have put each into action. You can download the onboarding best practices here.