How Your Onboarding Process Affects Employee Retention

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High employee turnover plagues nearly every industry, and while some reasons employees decide to leave are out of your control, you have a great deal of influence on many of the factors that cause staff members to look elsewhere. 

One of the easiest and most impactful ways to address employee turnover is through your onboarding program. Companies with an engaging onboarding process retain 91% of their first-year workers, however, only 12% of employees think their organization does a great job with onboarding. So determining what makes an onboarding program successful should be at the top of your to-do list. 

According to Sapling, a good onboarding process is “structured and strategic, rather than administrative, with a focus on people, not paperwork”. And when preparing your onboarding program, it’s imperative to think about your employment short and long term goals. 

For instance, in the short term, you’re likely looking for your onboarding program to:

Get employees excited about working for your organization.  Ensure your employees can do their job.  Complete essential paperwork necessary for payroll, taxes, etc. Go over company culture & background to help acclimate your new hires. Provide login credentials for all necessary platforms. Introduce new employees to current

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