Onboarding new employees is undoubtably a two-way process. It is the new employee’s first impression of an organisation as well as the company’s initial opportunity to review whether that individual is positively evolving into an effective and valuable asset.
According to HR Magazine, almost 50% of new starters leave within 18 months. This adds time pressures as well as financial costs into the business mix. Whilst there are many potential factors, fundamentally the challenges sit within three core areas: A lack of a clear and consistent process of employee engagement. Insufficient employee touchpoints and capturing inductee feedback where early signs of problems can be identified. Finally, low speed to competency (either due to knowledge fade or lack of learning during induction) which leads to low fulfilment and satisfaction creating lower motivation and higher attrition.