How often do you consider the importance of onboarding? Business owners have a tendency to focus on recruiting at the expense of onboarding. Though recruiting is important, it’s only the first step in helping an employee become invested in your organization.
Here are just a few reasons to improve your onboarding process:
- Effective onboarding helps employees succeed
- Effective onboarding lowers employee turnover
- Effective onboarding increases productivity
- Effective onboarding strengthens your reputation
Effective Onboarding Increases Productivity By Helping Employees Succeed
Engaged employees want to succeed and advance in their jobs. They are dedicated to your business objectives.
Effective Onboarding Saves Money By Lowering Turnover
Lax onboarding is expensive because it increases turnover. You’re probably aware of how costly it is to hire a new employee. It costs between 100% and 300% of the employee’s salary to recruit, hire and train. Improving onboarding is a savvy investment.
Effective Onboarding Improves Your Reputation
When your employees are confident, they feel good about your organization. They leave positive reviews on Glassdoor and other review sites. Your reputation is critical for customer loyalty as well.
How Long Should It Last?
It may take longer than you think. The HR professionals here at ICON, Inc. recommend at least three months.
If you take shortcuts, new hires are less likely to stay. One third of U.S. employees have quit a job in the first three months. ‘Lack of training’ is frequently the reason.
Ideally, the manager and fellow team members will mentor the new hire for several months.
What Is Structured Onboarding?
Onboarding is a multi-step process. Follow best practices. Document it and track the steps. Good onboarding software makes it quick.
Effective Onboarding Reflects Your Company
Good onboarding expresses the personality of your company. Work with marketing to strengthen your brand through onboarding.
How Do I Improve Onboarding?
ICON, Inc. now offers a web-based onboarding system. ApplicantStack Onboard is economical and easy to use. Set it up in minutes. Experience the benefits of structured onboarding and grow your business.
ICON, Inc. offers WorkforceHUB, the unified Human Resources portal that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and organization.
WorkforceHUB includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorksMobile. We’ve just added onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUB is created for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and decrease labor costs.
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