Employers have a huge number of daily responsibilities that demand their time and energy. As a result, it can often be challenging for these business leaders to delegate their attention optimally. In other words, it’s not uncommon for employers to struggle when it comes to figuring out which workplace needs and obligations should be prioritized over others.
Take the employee onboarding process, for example. Without question, this is one of the most important stages in the entire hiring and recruitment process. And yet, many modern businesses do not commit an adequate amount of attention or resources to the onboarding process. Consequently, they’re not able to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for all parties involved. Indeed, a 2017 report from Gallup found that a mere 12% of employees strongly agree that their organizations could provide them with an optimized onboarding experience.
This article will highlight three easy and proven ways to improve your organization’s employee onboarding experience.
Here’s How to Improve Your Company’s Employee Onboarding Experience
Providing a smooth employee onboarding experience, to put it plainly, is a key step towards building a strong workforce. A recent report from Glassdoor, for example, found that an optimized onboarding process can increase employee retention by as much as 82%.
Now that we’ve established its primary importance, let’s turn our attention to a few strategies that employers can adopt to improve the employee onboarding experience:
- Introduce a mentorship program. In the days and weeks immediately after being hired, new employees typically need some friendly guidance. This is a great opportunity for employers to pair new employees with more seasoned professionals who will be willing to act as a guide and mentor until the new recruit feels more comfortable.
- Make an event out of the first day on the job. If a new employee walks in (or, more likely in 2020, logs on) to work on the first day and their presence goes unacknowledged by their teammates, they’re likely to start off feeling alienated and unwelcome. But if their employer takes the time to introduce them to everyone – and maybe even to celebrate the occasion in some small way – that new employee will immediately feel like an important part of the workplace.
- Make time for face time. Particularly in the early stages after a hire, it can go a long way for an employer to set aside time each week for face-to-face communication with a new employee. In these regular meetings, an employer should make it their primary goal to understand and address any new employee’s work-related concerns.
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