Employee onboarding: it isn’t just a passing fad. Like Breakfast at Tiffany’s or your grandma’s cheesecake recipe, onboarding is timeless! In fact, most HR directors and people managers would agree that employee onboarding and cultureboardingare the foundational part of every employee’s journey to success and a crucial part of your organization’s culture.
With that in mind, we’ve gathered some rad onboarding statistics that every HR manager should know, as well a recent trend you should jump behind if you want your employees more engaged and productive in 2018.
76% OF EMPLOYEES That Feel Undervalued ARE SEARCHING FOR OTHER JOBS Right Now.
That is where great onboarding comes into play: it addresses nearly all of the issues that lead to consistent turnover, ultimately helping to retain the top talent that you work so hard to attract. For instance, a year-long onboarding program with weekly training sessionsensures that employees not only master the learning curve faster, but that they also receive the career development opportunities they crave.
Onboarding can help new hires reach significant milestones in half the time.
Speaking of the learning curve, did you know that onboarding can cut the learning curve in half? Consider this the cherry on top: new hires who undergo proper onboarding also outperform their non-onboarded peers within three to five years.
1 in 5 workers don’t believe that their employers have their best interest at heart.
Nearly 20% of respondentsdon’t believe that their companies will take care of them, and three out of every four workerswho are disengaged at the office are actively searching to leave. Before you barricade the door, just know that an employee exodus is preventable; cultureboardingis one of the best ways to demonstrate how much you value your employees and build a world-class workplace culture.
For instance, at Zappos, managers are expected to devote 10-20% of their department’s time to team building activities. This emphasis on onboarding and making their company culture a top priority has earned the company a reputation for engaged employees and a fantastic customer experience.