Onboarding is a critical first step in laying the foundation for engaging and retaining employees. The better the onboarding experience, the more prepared, engaged and connected your new hire will be.
A good onboarding process starts before the first day, encompasses more than just filling out paperwork (like introducing your company culture), and is ongoing. Get your new employees off to the best possible start by implementing these onboarding best practices.
What is Onboarding?
Many employers confuse onboarding with having employees fill out paperwork, like a W4, and setting up their workspaces. It’s no wonder that only about one in 10 employees strongly agree that their organization does a good job of onboarding.
Best-practice onboarding is more than a simple orientation or the completion of the first 30 days of employment; it is a six-, nine- or