Onboarding of new hires is a commonplace practice among most every company. However, effective onboarding with both desirable and measurable results is sadly lacking in many organizations.
Many organizations bring on new employees at the start of a new year and the process can be both exciting and overwhelming for the new hire. But it can be a challenge for management, as well, because onboarding effectively and successfully requires planning and intention.
The proper onboarding of new employees has far reaching implications for any organization. Knowing just what to do and how to do it well, however, can be a challenge for any HR manager or workforce management professional.
Exactly what your onboarding process should look like is going to be determined primarily by your business model, your industry, the size of your organization and - to a significant degree - by your company's culture.
Many companies have a process for bringing new hires on board their organizations. Unfortunately, many others do not. And, in fact, these businesses diminish their own employee retention because of it.
One of the most costly investments for any business, especially SMBs, is a new hire. And the process of bringing on new employees is one of the most critical steps in retaining your investment.
Finding, recruiting and hiring a new employee can be a time-consuming and even costly venture that is often fraught with uncertainty. Despite the advent of recruiting software, apps and online services, finding the right fit for a position and your organization is challenging.