Employee onboarding should be structured and well-defined. If not, the risk of losing those new hires in the first weeks increases significantly — and this risk is even higher when employers recruit international talent.
Successful onboarding does not only define a new hire’s first impression of a company, but it also determines the level of identification with and commitment to their new employer. It is a decisive factor for how fast an employee can be productive at work and whether they fully contribute to the company goals in their new position. Any cost of churn and turnover can be reduced significantly by ensuring a smooth internal transition and handover, too.
5 Ways to Support the Different Onboarding Phases
The goal of an effective onboarding process is to support these different phases in the best way possible, to offer the respective emotional support, and to prevent disappointment.