More than a “welcome to the company,” an engaging onboarding program sets the stage for your new hire to hit the ground running. Whether you have one or five new employees, a sound, well-designed onboarding program creates compelling motivation for you—and your new hire—to get the most from this stage in the work lifecycle.
Why is onboarding important?
In an increasingly mobile workforce, job transition is common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2014 the average length of time most employees had been with their current employer was just over four years. As we have discussed, Millennial workers generally expect to stay at a job for less than 3 years. These trends amplify the need for a good institutional onboarding experience.