Fun Fact: Employers lose 17% of their new hires within their first 90 days due to an ineffective onboarding process.
While onboarding isn’t a new term, it’s something that is often neglected.
Here are a few things to consider for a successful onboarding process.
- Stay in contact: it’s not uncommon for employers to disengage with their new hire until their first day of work. Make sure you stay in touch with said hire.
- Partner up: want to make your new hire comfortable from the get-go? Ya, you do. Partner them up with a seasoned employee on day one. Let that seasoned employee be their single point of contact to start.
- Good vibes: make your new hire feel welcome from day one. It’s important to have other people buy into this as well. Show them a great first day. It will go a long way.
- Be patient: research shows that it takes new hires eight months to reach peak productivity. Don’t give up on your onboarding process in the first three months. Make it ongoing and commit to your new hire’s success.
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