Onboarding is tricky. Just search the internet and you'll quickly find out that it is a topic many companies can't quite nail down. Everyone knows it's important - but just how important is difficult to determine.
Is it important enough to spend money on? If so, how much money?
Is it important enough to spend time on? If so, how much time? Should this be one person's sole job?
All of these questions run through an employer's mind when trying to determine the onboarding process that is right for their company. And the truth is, there is no magic formula or perfect answer. But, there are a few components that are necessary. For example:
Yet, organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 54% greater new hire productivity and 50% greater new hire retention.
So, inevitably, time and money must be spent.
Onboarding has to be a process that is consistent, that is purposeful, and that is constantly being nurtured. It's important for retention. It's important for employee satisfaction. It's important for productivity. It's important for performance. It's important for so many other things other than just making sure new hires know where the kitchen is on their first day.
To help clear things up, we've outlined 4 of the most critical elements for you right here:
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