The recruiting process is continuous. It doesn’t stop once an employee is hired. It continues throughout the onboarding process. However, many organizations fail to fully utilize the onboarding process to properly integrate new employees into company culture and get them up to speed.
Most companies fail to effectively use the onboarding process. One study estimates that 76% of Human Resources leaders believe the onboarding process is underutilized. The study also estimates that about one-quarter of companies have no onboarding strategy.
Lack of an onboarding process can not only make it more difficult for new hires to ramp up quickly, it could cause them to question their decision to take the job and start looking elsewhere.
Failing to put time and effort into a strong onboarding process could cause new hires to look elsewhere. According to a recent survey by Digitate, the onboarding process is vital to properly getting new hires up to speed and keeping them. The survey found:
Here are some of the most common onboarding mistakes currently made by organizations:
These mistakes could overwhelm new hires and make them feel like more of an outsider than part of the team. Correcting these issues, especially having a formal process in place, can significantly improve your ability to onboard new employees more effectively. It will also reduce the chances of you losing top talent almost as quickly as you hired them.
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As a member of the IQ PARTNERS Financial Services & Insurance practice, Steven specializes in the recruitment of Accounting and Finance professionals. He supports a large network of candidates as a LinkedIn Profile Expert and Career Coach. Steven helps organizations find great people. He helps people find their path.