So you’ve spent time and energy recruiting, reviewing resumes, assessing and interviewing, and you’ve selected the best candidate. So the hard part is over, right?! Actually, a strategic onboarding process – that is the process of integrating a new hire into the organizational culture, introducing them to their new job, explaining expectations, and creating a sense of excitement – is the next crucial step in the talent management process. Effective onboarding serves to increase job satisfaction, performance, and commitment, while decreasing early attrition.
With approximately 25% of the working population in the US experiencing career transitions each year, onboarding is both an opportunity and a challenge that organizations need to prepare for and execute well.