How To Make Hiring And Onboarding More Consistent

Posted by Cathy Reilly

iStock_confused_new_hire_male.jpgDuring the hiring and onboarding process, a new hire is constantly trying to get their bearings. They’re figuring out how things work and what they are supposed to be doing in their new role. It can be a very confusing time.

But the process is harder to get a handle on if new employees are always getting different information about things like company culture and even their job. They need consistency so they can get up to speed and feel comfortable in the organization.

Here are five things a new hire needs from you to overcome the disorientation of the hiring and onboarding processes:

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You Need To Add These 5 Ingredients To Your New Hire Orientation

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The quicker new hires feel welcome and prepared for their jobs, the quicker they will be able to effectively and confidently contribute to the success of the company.

A 2015 report on onboarding released by SHRM stated that new employees who attended a well-structured onboarding orientation program were 69 percent more likely to remain at a company for up to three years. Onboarding is a smooth transition of new hires adjusting to social and performance phases of their new jobs.

Onboarding new hires at an organization should be a strategic process that will ensure high employee retention rates. It’s important the employee's first interactions with their employer create a positive impression of the department and company as a whole. They need to be shown that the company not only is excited to have them join the team, but that they care about their success by having an up-to-date hiring process.

Here are five ingredients that hiring professionals should include in the new hire orientation process:

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This Is How You Set New Employees Up For Success

Posted by Cathy Reilly

Your new hire, Chuck, arrives for his first day of work. After reporting to HR and filling out all the standard employment forms, a co-worker shows Chuck to his desk and tells him to “just ask” if he has any questions.

NancyEdmonds; iStockOf course, Chuck knows what his job is and has a general idea of what he’s supposed to be doing, but there’s still a sinking feeling in his stomach that he’s been thrown to the wolves.

What do you think the chances are that Chuck will be successful in his new position?

According to a 2014 survey by BambooHR, 76 percent of employees said on-the-job training was the most important part of their first week at a new job. And if you don’t provide new hires with quality training during the onboarding process, they won’t stick around. The BambooHR survey also found 21 percent of employees who quit a new job did so because of a lack of effective training.

Help your employee retention by making onboarding training material informative, engaging, and customized to each job. Here are five techniques that will make your new hire training more effective:

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5 Onboarding Tips That Build Brand Champions

Posted by Cathy Reilly

bigstock-Multi-Cultural-Office-Staff-Si-59300741When it comes to employee onboarding, your organization’s approach can be a make-or-break experience for new hires. Organizations that take a “throw them into the deep end and see if they can swim” approach risk losing those employees after their first year, according to Aberdeen’s November 2014 Welcome to the 21st Century, Onboarding! report. In its survey, Aberdeen found that organizations with short onboarding processes are nine percent less likely to retain new employees after the first year.

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