Onboard or overboard? The issues recruiters shouldn’t ignore
The onboarding stage of the recruitment process is a vital one for employers as well as recruits. For the new recruit it is a time of getting to know their role and their employer. For recruiters it is make or break time. Get onboarding wrong and they can see a significant impact on resources. Recruiters can make the onboarding stage as effective as possible by paying close attention to some key areas:
Individual: It goes without saying that onboarding is about the individual – the new recruit, their role and their performance. Yet this process isn’t just about slotting them into the company, but about really understanding the areas in which they may need to develop and their understanding of the company and their team
Team: The team around the new recruit is essential, not only in terms of providing support in the first few days, but also in terms of working productively with the new recruit in the long-term. Failing to prepare the team adequately can have a serious impact on performance.
Organisation: You can make your onboarding approach truly effective by involving everyone at an organisational level. Make onboarding part of your company culture to reduce the costs and risks of staff attrition and other issues.