NEW TRENDS IN HIRING: HOW WELL DEVELOPED IS YOUR ONBOARDING PROGRAM?
March 30, 2014
Many experts recommend finding new and more engaging learning opportunities that allow for bonding opportunities for new hires. An employee's loyalty to a company is directly related to how well they are treated and how much their development matters to their organization. Not all companies have the resources necessary to send their new hires for a trip overseas to educate and energize their new recruits, or to create a rotational program so everyone experiences and learns new tools/functions, but organizing an educational interactive seminar or an after work activity and assigning a "go to" person or buddy for the first few weeks or months will make a huge difference in a company's overall productivity. It will also cut down on attrition. Other important factors to consider include having a manager who takes a special interest in the employee who reviews best practices, best resources, job expectations, and discusses the employee potential career path.
The cost to replace someone after a year on the job, when you factor in hiring a recruiter and how much it costs to train, and how much it costs when the job is left open for months on end, and you have to retrain someone, suggests company need to invest more in making onboarding a top priority.