Many organizations invest heavily in recruiting new people, but only a few companies get the onboarding process right. Indeed, research shows that 88% of employees think their employer did a poor job with the onboarding process, with over 20% of them leaving for a new opportunity within the first 45 days.
That’s why we’ve listed these 6 effective and creative onboarding activities for you to implement to boost employee experience.
These activities might not have any tangible benefits, but it can boost morale, increase retention, and create a positive workplace where employees can communicate with each other. That’s why employee onboarding is important, and when done correctly, the employee will feel part of the organization. The friendly culture or values that an organization has developed gets translated through the onboarding process. That makes it even more crucial. Onboarding plays a vital role in big enterprises as well. Most founders and CEOs aren’t directly involved in onboarding activities, but HR professionals can fill this gap by implementing the above-given activities.
If you have no idea whether your onboarding process is good or not, follow these two simple steps:
1. Request feedback from the new employee after the onboarding process
New hires will be able to answer more accurately as they just went through the process. You might have to creatively put forth the question as new employees tend not to speak much against the organization.
2. Take feedback from your retained employees
Those employees who’ve been a part of your organization for a while will be more aligned with your policies and values. Additionally, they’ll feel more comfortable to give honest feedback. The only problem here will be that you might have changed certain aspects of your process since they first onboarded. In that case, show them the current onboarding process and ask for their input.
If you receive any repetitive or strong feedback, you must rework your process to evolve it towards perfection.
Onboarding doesn’t stop at the first week of employment. It works as the stepping stone for your new employee. It’s a process that usually lasts until they complete their first year. Then the employee moves to the retention phase. Employees become real assets to the firm once the retention phase starts. Make sure your onboarding process includes these activities other than the important paperwork and meetings. If you have any questions or comments on how to improve the onboarding experience, write them down in the comments section. We would love to hear from you.