Onboarding: 4 challenges to be successful
Onboarding is a crucial part of the hiring process. Thus a failed integration makes you lose, in addition to the cost of recruitment, the salary of the person during the trial period and several months of lost earnings corresponding to the position to be filled. This quickly represents several tens of thousands of Euros
On the other hand, well executed onboarding achieves 4 important goals and helps your company reach its full potential.
Securing the hiring process
The T.E.P.E. (Rate of Failure of the Hiring Process), is about 15% in France and it is estimated that about 66% of terminations are done at the employee’s initiative. Given the financial and operational stakes that this represents, it seems essential to ensure that the employee is well received. Whether it’s ensuring access to the necessary materials and information, making the person feel welcome, or simply keeping the commitments made at the time of hiring, simple organizational measures can reduce this early attrition.
Make it operational
Each day of delay between the arrival of the employee and the moment he/she is autonomous is a lost day. In order for the person to be quickly operational, it is of course not only a question of logistics, but also of training, support and definition of objectives.
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If seeing the right person leave is difficult, keeping a person who is not suitable can have much more damaging consequences on an economic, social and psychological level. If seeing the right person leave is difficult, keeping a person who is not suitable can have much more damaging consequences on an economic, social and psychological level.
Integrate into the team
For reasons of time and economy, the great absentees in most selection processes are the future colleagues of the person recruited. Yet they have immense power over the success of their new colleague, even if it is their manager. It is essential that the new employee finds his/her place and that his/her new colleagues understand his/her role and prerogatives. How much effort and talent is wasted without making sure of that.
In conclusion, welcoming new employees is a crucial and often underestimated step in the life of a company, and one that carries with it the roots of future successes or difficulties. To achieve the 4 main objectives of onboarding, you need to ensure that your employees have access to all the necessary tools and information from day one. You should also provide training so they can be self-sufficient as soon as possible while being closely monitored by someone who cares about their success in this role. Finally, make sure that someone from outside your team feels welcome and clearly understands what is expected of them, which will not only help build loyalty but also encourage creativity within the company’s culture.