The Importance of Onboarding

The landscape of human resources is constantly changing. For employers, this means the way you build relationships with employees in 2022 will affect how well your business retains talent. This is critical to how productive you can be and ultimately the revenue you’ll be able to bring in.

The process of onboarding a new hire is important because it acclimates employees to their role, the company’s philosophies, and what the company has to offer. It also engages employees, creating workers that are committed to the company’s success and helps retain new hires by making them feel like a member of the team.

Acclimation is when the employer provides the new employee with a comprehensive overview of the company’s goals and climate.

Engaged employees are individuals who are committed to their organization and their role within it. These are the kinds of people who give 100% each day because they genuinely care about their company and want it to meet its organizational goals.

As a new member of the team at HR TailorMade, my onboarding experience was wonderful. I received a personalized video featuring every member of the team congratulating me and welcoming me to the team. Everyone was excited about my first day with the company. It feels great to know I have joined such a wonderful team.

Here at HR TailorMade, we believe it is important to continue the onboarding process through the first six months of a new employees’ time within an organization, conducting regular check-ins depending on the employee and the role. The majority of employees decide whether to stay or go within the first six months. Showing employees the importance of their personal development and transition into the organization can be key to retaining new employees.

It's important to have a one-month check-in to make sure that the new employee is comfortable and happily engaged. Reviewing and giving thoughtful feedback on your new hire's early contributions are essential during the onboarding process.

Organizations that don't focus on acclimating new employees to their culture are at a significant disadvantage. Employees who know what to expect from their company's culture and work environment make better decisions that are more aligned with the accepted practices of the company.

New hires will thank you for setting them up on the path to success and your company will be on its way to turning those new hires into seasoned employees.

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