"Advisers understand the complexity of the organisation and are able to advise as part of the internal team"
It used to be called ‘Employee Induction’ (‘here’s how we do things around here’), and was then upgraded to ‘Employee Orientation’ and everyone knew what it meant. But that wasn’t much (‘This is the canteen’).
Today, smart businesses do things differently: they call it ‘Employee Onboarding’ and it’s how they do everything possible to retain new employees and give them a compelling and productive start to working in the Company.
According to Fast Company as many as 30% of New Hires will leave in the first 90 days. That’s a terrifying statistic for businesses when so much time and expense goes into the process, and all for the result of ending up right back at Stage One.
So when Business Owners can devise a programme that gives them the best chance of keeping an Employee, while getting them off to the most productive start possible, Onboarding is a must-have.
"Pay attention to your culture and your hires from the very beginning"
Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn
In short, a happier employee with a greater propensity to stay. There are also some obvious signs in the business:
Staff up to speed quickly
Staff confident in their roles
Supports are obvious
Check-ins are programmed and recorded
Clear early training programme scheduled (and completed)
Clear communication/understanding of standards around behaviour, service etc.
Equipment to do job properly is available and ready for use
Access available to areas that are required to do job.