Shaping the Future: Why Start an Onboarding Program?


In This Chapter

•  General benefits of an onboarding program

•  Benefits for the business

•  Benefits for managers

•  Benefits for employees

•  When onboarding fails and why

Understanding the Benefits of Onboarding

Consider the following facts:

•  “A full one third of external hires are not with the organization after two years. … Less than one third of executives worldwide are positive about their onboarding experience. … Almost one third of executives who joined organizations as an external hire miss expectations in the first two years. … Almost one third of employees employed in their current job for less than six months are already job searching” (Morgan 2017).

•  “Formal onboarding ...

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