Avoiding early departures thanks to Employee Onboarding👐
You have just found the ideal candidate? Even better, he has just accepted your job offer? It’s now up to you to prepare for his arrival, so that his first steps in your company go smoothly.
The process of integrating a new employee can be one of the most critical factors in ensuring that newly hired talent will be productive and satisfied workers.
It is estimated that a new employee has about a 58% greater chance of staying with the company if they have gone through an Onboarding process.
This process therefore becomes a crucial phase for the future of the new employee and helps to reduce the turnover rate, which is very costly in terms of financial capital.
Before explaining how to set up an onboarding process, here are a few basics.
Employee onboarding: definition
Onboarding is the process of integrating and supporting a new employee into a company. This final stage of recruitment, which is now considered as crucial for any company wishing to recruit, has nevertheless been neglected for a long time.
The main role of an Onboarding is to set up actions to create links with the teams, to familiarize the new employee with the new working environment and thus to help him or her take this new position with serenity.
Onboarding has become an important part of the job for the simple reason that you won’t have two opportunities to make a good impression. Indeed, when you consider that 45% of resignations take place in the first year, a failed or neglected onboarding can have serious consequences.
Stakes and objectives
According to Glassdoor, a successful integration process would improve overall team productivity by 70%. This rate shows us the significant impact of Onboarding on business performance.
In fact, an employee welcomed with attention and care will easily find his place in the department. Then he will be more motivated, determined and committed.
The main aim of this process is to build employee loyalty, while at the same time providing him with the keys they need to adapt to their new environment.
The implementation of Onboarding will encourage:
- The evolution of the employee in good conditions
- A return on investment
- An Increased productivity
- A commitment on the part of the new employee
- A Time saving in HR
Otherwise, the employee’s desire to stay and invest in your company may be impacted.
Onboarding and employer branding
Beyond its impact on the new employee, it is the whole image of the company that is at stake during this integration period.
Whether during recruitment or integration, the employer brand represents the values, missions and reputation of your company. An Onboarding therefore becomes a pillar of the employer brand and helps develop the new employee’s sense of belonging and commitment.
Onboarding: short or long term?
A study published in the Academy of Management Journal shows that the first 90 days in a company are decisive for a successful integration. Therefore, the employee’s integration is not limited to welcoming the new employee on D-day.
In this way, investing in an Onboarding period is a strategy that pays off in the long term and not in the short term!