As one of the final stages in the recruitment pipeline, employee onboarding can seem less than important. After all, you’ve found the right person, you’ve recruited them and they’ve accepted – so what’s the issue? Here are just some of them:
Confusion over role: Without a clear onboarding process, a candidate may prove to be unproductive or even end up leaving, causing additional recruitment costs and problems for employers.
Cultural mismatch: The onboarding stage is the ideal time to make sure that the new recruit understands the culture and aims of their new employer. But a mismatch or uncertainty can create difficulties and become a drain on your resources.
Induction only: A basic employee induction is not a viable substitute for aproductive onboarding process. Limit the onboarding stage to just one day or one week’s induction and you could end up limiting the performance of your whole organisation.
Recruiter costs: Neglecting the onboarding process can create many problems for recruiters – staff attrition and wasted time and budget amongst some of them. Focusing the right level of attention to employee onboarding creates a wide range of short-term and long-term benefits.