Category: Onboarding

Onboarding can either shepherd a new employee into a company, or the lack of onboarding can throw them into a pit. Training your hiring managers on quality onboarding techniques makes all the difference for engagement, retention, and your bottom line.

Why Your Onboarding Program Should Last at least 1 Year

According to one Aberdeen Group study highlighted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), only 2% of companies extend their onboarding programs beyond 1 year. However, research indicates it can take up to 8 months (and sometimes 2 years) for a newly hired employee to reach the same level of productivity as an existing […]


3 Elements Every Onboarding Training Session Needs

One study, published in the Academy of Management Journal, found that the first 90 days of employment are critical for retaining new hires. Those first days are pivotal to ensuring that new hires build rapport with the company, management teams, and fellow coworkers. Another study revealed that new employees who went through a structured onboarding […]


10 Best Practice Tips for Effective Onboarding—Part 2: As Time Goes By

We’ve taken a look at some innovative ways you can add value to the onboarding process in the early days of an employee’s tenure with you—even before he or she actually starts the job—but the process can and should continue to have maximum impact. Here are five additional best practice tips for effective onboarding:


10 Best Practice Tips for Effective Onboarding—Part 1: The Early Days

An employee’s first hours, days, and weeks with your organization set the stage for a positive relationship. That’s why onboarding is such a critical step in the process. So, how can you take steps to ensure that the process is as successful as possible from both the employee and the organization’s perspectives? Following are some […]


HR Experts Share Onboarding Insights

The onboarding process is often not conducted as effectively as it could be. So much time is spent finding and hiring great new employees when there is an open position that onboarding is largely overlooked. But that’s a big mistake and a missed opportunity. According to The Learning Match Maker, 91 percent of employees stick […]


Using Preemployment Personality Tests—A Quick Guide

Hiring, onboarding, and training new employees are some of the most important—and challenging—functions that an HR professional may be called upon to perform. Personality assessments can help HR with these efforts. To explain how, we present an article by Cynthia J. Sax, senior vice president at Caliper, a global employee assessment and organizational effectiveness firm.