nboarding is an experience that often leaves employees with unforgettable memories. People often feel vulnerable when they start a new job, and the organization plays a key role in defining the valence of the emotional experience. That first impression is crucial for any organization in welcoming, inspiring, and retaining talent. Onboarding refers to the process that helps new employees learn the knowledge, skills, and behaviors they need to succeed in their new organizations (Bauer, Erdogan & Zedeck, 2011). An effective onboarding program has a considerable impact on retention and productivity of new hires in the long run.
Revamping Your Onboarding Process to Engage and Retain New Hires
You might not remember exactly how you felt as a shiny new hire arriving on your first day of work. But it probably involved some mixture of excitement, eagerness, and high anxiety—the same feelings all those new professionals feel today as they arrive at your firm’s doorstep. Research has shown that what happens immediately after these nervous newcomers arrive can significantly impact their futures—including how long they stay.