28 Jul 3 Components That Make Up a Successful Onboarding Program
Employees are the biggest investment an employer makes in a business. Hiring them is no easy task and it is very important to have an onboarding program designed to ensure the transition into the organisation is smooth.
Did you know a third of executives think of quitting in their first 3 months?
Despite all the efforts taken to ensure you get the right candidate for the right job and despite all the negotiations on the compensation, we see a lot of employees quit within 3-6 months. Ever wondered why?
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Integrating a new employee into the company, especially at a startup can be very difficult as they don’t have a full-fledged HR department to handle the process. A well-planned onboarding program can help shape the future of such companies for years to come. An effective new hire onboarding programs not only helps foster a more successful work environment, it increases employee satisfaction, lowers attrition and results in better ‘bottom-line’ results.
Here are 3 components that make a successful onboarding program:
Sweet Sixteen : Meet The Heads
For the first two days of the orientation, the newbie should be introduced to the senior members of the organisation – the ones who grew with the organisation and help build the culture.
Day Three = Peer Day
Most organisations assign a peer as the newbie’s ‘Buddy’. The ‘Buddy’ acts as a mentor, the ‘go-to’ person for the first few weeks – till the newbie gets acclimatise with the larger organisation. This approach is suggested than paper!
The Final 10
Most companies meet their new hire at their 90-day check. Research shows that meeting the employee in two-week in the presence of their peer and manager helps identify and address the problem areas and help improvise the onboarding program.