The connection between an employee and his or her new employer begins way before their first working day. An induction program (also known as onboarding) makes new employees feel welcome and helps them get started right away. So not the usual introduction round at the office on a Monday morning 9.30 AM, but via a program that already starts from home…
Preboarding makes new colleagues feel welcome weeks or days before their first day at the office. Topics like the company’s history, culture, and values, but also practical matters are thoroughly reviewed. You’ll know exactly where you need to be on your first day, and what to expect. An ideal (digital) start for every new hire!
Onboarding is about welcoming new employees. It’s about creating a central place where employees can learn about the systems, working methods, and safety measures. But also, where attention is given to personal development, a great work-life balance, and HR related topics. Most of these things can be done online, through digital learning on, for example, an online platform. This makes it possible for everybody to access from any device and from any (work) place.
The onboarding period could (and perhaps should) also consist of plenty of offline aspects. The welcoming of new colleagues, a tour through the office, a personal welcome from their manager, and getting to know your colleagues and to learn from them… The ideal onboarding is a well-balanced mix of online and offline elements. It is what we call blended learning at its very best.
The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training your employees and having them stay.Ford Motor Company
A good onboarding program is not only beneficial for new employees, but it also benefits the company! A good program can increase employee retention, productivity, involvement, and performance. The first 90 days of an onboarding period are crucial. Thus, our onboarding solutions often cover these essential first 3 months.
Here are some facts:
- Losing an employee costs an employer an average of 6 to 9 monthly salaries.
- 46% of new employees leave the company within the first 18 months. However, organizations that apply a good onboarding program, improve their employee retention by as much as 50%.
- 58% of employees stay with an employer for at least 3 years due to a good onboarding program.