First Impressions Matter. What Happens When A New Hire Arrives At Your Organization For Their First Day?
Is your new hire's workspace functional and ready for activity, or in a disheveled state of setup? Are they put in front of a computer, maybe handed a stack of files and left to get acquainted on their own? Not much further ado?
The first impression your organization makes matters. As much as you’re checking out your newest employee, new hires are doing the same about their new employer. Good orientation and onboarding practices show new hires their new employer cares about them and their long-term success.
Thoughtful onboarding programs and entry surveys come with a wide range of benefits, including:
- Reduces the percentage of voluntary exits that tend to happen within the first year of employment
- Minimize the time it takes for employees to become productive in their new roles - while new employees typically take eight months to reach full productivity, organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 50% greater new hire productivity within a shorter period of time
- Identify recruitment and retention issues before they worsen
- Boost retention and performance - employees who go through structured onboarding are 58% more likely to remain with the organization after three years
Download the full onboarding program and entry survey how-to guide to learn more.
BONUS: The how-to guide includes sample onboarding interview questions, onboarding tips, and sample entry survey questions to help with your onboarding and retention strategies.