3 reasons to invest in new hire onboarding

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Putting yourself in a new environment can be really challenging, and unfortunately not all companies account for this when designing their new hire onboarding. The traditional approach to welcoming new employees has been to isolate them in a conference room and make them spend half a day filling out paperwork. This can be a huge letdown, especially after all the excitement and attention that candidates receive during the recruiting process.

Taking the time to build a thoughtful experience for your new hires can have significant positive effects on your company.

1. Onboarding boosts retention

First impressions can have a huge impact on the way a new hire feels about your organization. In fact, some studies have found that90% of new hiresmake the decision to stay with a company long-term within the first six months on the job. If you go out of your way to make new hires feel welcome and appreciated, they’re much more likely to want to stick around.

A study by theWynhurst Groupfound that employees who had been through a structured onboarding process were 58% more likely to still be at the same company three years later.



When you begin to consider onboarding as something more than just getting employees set up with equipment and paperwork and instead, look at is a way to introduce them to your company culture and their role, it’s no big surprise that this approach can have a positive impact on employee engagement and performance.

Here are just afew of the benefits that companies with onboarding programsenjoy:

  • 66% have成功地吸收公司文化的比率更高

  • 62% havehigher time-to-productivity ratios

  • 54% reporthigher employee engagement

3. Onboarding builds a company-wide recruiting culture

At Greenhouse, we’re big believers in the power ofemployee referrals。我们已经观察到,您现有的员工在采购和招募顶级人才方面可能是一项了不起的资产,因此我们很好奇地看到登机和员工推荐之间的相关性。118金博宝

We looked over the data from our existing Greenhouse Recruiting and Greenhouse Onboarding customers and found that employees who have gone through both Greenhouse Recruiting and Onboarding are50% more likely to refer a friendwithin the first 90 days on the job!

这些数字使为什么新聘用的理由onboarding matters and what sort of impact it can have on your company. But what comes next?

If you’d like to learn more about how to implement a comprehensive onboarding program, be sure to download the New hire onboarding guide. This interactive eBook contains checklists, real-life examples, and actionable tips on building out new hire onboarding.

梅利莎·苏苏诺(Melissa Suzuno)

梅利莎·苏苏诺(Melissa Suzuno)

is a freelance writer and former Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse. Melissa previously built out the content marketing programs at Parklet (an onboarding and employee experience solution) and AfterCollege (a job search resource for recent grads), so she's made it a bit of a habit to help people get excited about and invested in their work. Find Melissa onTwitterLinkedIn