Recruiting and onboarding new employees can be a tiresome if not long-winded exercise. Often recruiters spend large amounts of time interviewing and assessing if that candidate is right for the role and company. However, many organisations fail to take the candidate one step further and consequently, must repeat the recruitment saga once again. But what is good onboarding? And how do you avoid reoccurring recruitment processes and ensure your early onboarding process is successful?
A well-organised onboarding process outlines exactly what a recruit needs to prepare, start and immerse themselves into a new role. This includes any physical assets they need such as equipment, stationary and business cards. Secondly, company documents such as strategies, policies and procedures and the employee handbook. And, most importantly, it includes peer support introductions and line manager identification.
According to the Center of Generational Kinetics one-third of your new hires will decide if they want to stay at your company long-term within one week of starting the job. Therefore, pre and post engagement is crucial to retaining staff interest from the moment they have decided to join!
Keeping staff’s interest in their role and in the business is paramount in sustaining employer brand attractiveness. Big brands such as Pepsico are using onboarding apps as a great way to achieve this. Another example of engaging new hires early on is the platform used by Royal Mail – the UK’s renowned myroyalmail.com,
To ensure that your onboarding process is effective, check out our 8-tip guide for engaging and retaining staff, easily and effectively:
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