Like the sport of long-distance running, the onboarding process is much more than what happens at the start. Likewise, while it stands to reason you can’t win either a marathon, or the loyalty of the best employees in the opening stages, common experience says ‘you can lose it.’ Unfortunately, for companies that fail to invest in onboarding programs altogether, research confirms the bad news: one-third of all new employees are pounding the pavement again within six months.
That’s ‘hitting the wall’ for you.
Knocking even more wind out of subject, various industry sources have found up to 20 percent of employee turnover happens within the first 45 days. Now that’s a problem that has the potential to dog every step of those who lead new hire orientation programs. Fortunately, we’ve been in those shoes before.
Here are a few things to consider before putting your next onboarding program in the starting blocks:
At the end of the day (and, at the start of it, for that matter), quality onboarding initiatives ensure that new employees fully understand what is expected, putting them in positions to succeed long after their personal journeys have begun.
With ‘the will,’ we can show you ‘the way.’
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