How to Create An Effective Onboarding Strategy

By: Flexible Thinker  09-12-2011

An Important Tool for Attracting and Retaining Talent

80% of all new hires decide within the first 6 months whether they are going to stay with their current employers or begin looking for ‘new opportunities’. Whether this is figure is the result of research or not (or simply overblown), it does point out the importance of quickly incorporating new hires into the workplace. Onboarding is the formalized process of incorporating talent into the organization,

The advantages of onbaording include:

  • Lessens learning curve and therefore helps people become better performers faster
  • Saves money for the organization by ensuring that the people you hire will be engaged and stay
  • Sets up both the new hire and the organization for success

Let Us Help You Create an Effective Onboarding Strategy

 We help you create an effective onboarding program by:

  • Creating a fun, interractive and effective 'Welcome to the Company' program that helps new hires understand some of the ins and outs of the organization
  • Identify and train mentors for new hires to ensure success
  • Provide support in helping to identify 'wins' for the new hire

Onboarding is one of the most cost-effective and successful ways of ensuring that your new hires will be successful in your organization.

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