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Tips on Onboarding

“Although it sounds like just one more business buzzword, ‘onboarding’ is critical to the success of your new hire — and to your company.

George Bradt, co-author of “Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time,” says employers are “generally terrible” at onboarding. As a result, he says, 40 percent of new leaders fail in their first 18 months on the job because, “they don’t get it, they don’t deliver, or they fail to adjust to changes down the road.”

The employees who wash out, he adds, often complain that former employers “weren’t who they pretended to be” and frequently failed to supply the support and resources necessary for their success.

That certainly proved true in a recent survey of new hires that found only 52 percent joined a company with an official onboarding program. More than 37 percent said their employer had no program, and just over 11 percent said they weren’t sure if a program existed or not.

With those numbers it’s not surprising that…”

 

Originally posted by Biz Journals. Full article can be found at http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/how-to/human-resources/2014/09/how-to-help-your-new-hires-first-day-great.html