White Paper Published By: GuideSpark
Published Date: Sep 12, 2014
For the new and nervous employee, the onboarding program is their first glimpse into your working world and how much you value your workforce, and should act as a validation that they made the right choice in joining your organization. These impressions will fast become opinions about the company, its brand, and its values, and can be the difference between them showing mild interest and enthusiastic engagement for the first few weeks.
A 2013 employee and retention report from TalentKeepers shows that 52% of all attrition occurs with the first year of employment, with “ineffective selection and onboarding processes contributing to this early attrition spike.
So what can you do to decrease the time-to-productivity ratio for new hires, minimize the risk and cost of early departures, and ignite a fire in them that will hopefully continue to burn for years to come? Here are a few best practices to consider.