Onboarding Done Right: Focus on the Employee, Not the Company

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Onboarding Done Right Focus on the Employee, Not the Company

by Courtney Bigony

Every year more than 25% of the working population moves to a new company. But unfortunately, not all these transitions are smooth sailing. In fact, about half of all senior external hires fail in their roles within 18 months and half of all hourly workers leave their new jobs within the first 120 days. How can onboarding make a difference?

Employees usually get 90 days to prove themselves and People Teams can do a better job in helping new hires adjust, feel part of the organization, and become productive employees faster. What’s wrong with the current onboarding process? The traditional onboarding approach is often a one-way relationship focused on bringing the new hire up to speed on the company. While this is an important piece of onboarding, it shouldn’t be the only aspect. New research turns onboarding on its head and recommends focusing on the employee, not just the company.

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