Effective Onboarding to Maximize the Chances of Initial Success and Create True Believers

When it comes to effective onboarding practices, many companies fail by a wide margin. They spend significant amounts of time sourcing and attracting candidates, interviewing and reference checking, background checking and drug screening, but once the person shows up for the job on day one, companies often underwhelm them. Few organizations dedicate appropriate resources to the overall onboarding experience, which, unlike new employee orientation on day one, should occur over thirty-, sixty-, and ninety-day periods, with a one-year look back for good measure.

In fact, many companies do little more than new employee orientation on a hire’s first day. ...

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