Why are these statistics so shockingly high? Most likely because your onboarding process is broken. Instead of immediately engaging new hires in their work, they end up feeling like they aren’t contributing.
To quickly foster content team members who want to stick around for years to come, consider the following:
5 Ways to Supercharge Onboarding Your Employees
#1. Focus on Goals.
#2. Write Clearer Job Descriptions.
#3. Embrace New Technology.
#4. Set Clear Milestones and Benchmarks.
#5. Make Training and Education a Priority.
If employees feel they are learning and growing in your organization, you’ll be less likely to lose upwards of 60 percent of your entire workforce within four years. Therefore, your company needs to train employees and offer mentorship, education, and the chance for professional development. Employees want to learn and grow on the job, and organizations that offer this possibility will engender loyalty and retention.
In today’s ever-changing landscape, you can’t afford to wait a whole year for your best new people to get up to speed. By using these five tips, you can supercharge your onboarding process, get new employees focused on goals, and move your company forward.
What do you think? How do you supercharge your onboarding process? Share in the comments!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andre Lavoie is the CEO of ClearCompany, the first talent alignment platform that bridges the gap between talent management and business strategy by contextualizing employees’ work around a company’s vision and goals. You can connect with him and the ClearCompany team on Facebook,LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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