Welcoming a new employee into your team is about more than making a company announcement or adding someone new to your payroll. Taking the time to properly integrate your recruit into your business helps them to feel more comfortable in their new role, setting the stage for long-term loyalty and retention.
Additionally, a good onboarding process can help your new hire to jump into action faster, because it gives them a solid understanding of the results expected of them, and the tools they need to use to succeed. Unfortunately, many companies struggle to implant new people into their high-performing teams.
In fact, one survey of 4,000 employees around Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and the UK, found that over one in four (25%) employees started their new role without even the basic tools to do their job.