Accenture excites pre-joiners with its Sky Journey app, which gets them to operate a futuristic airport through 25 levels to create a high-performing business, while Premiere Conferencing (PGi) uses the Wow! PGi Red Carpet to make new hires feel like "PGi Superstars".
Without a solid onboarding foundation such as these, new employees can be overwhelmed by information, confused by a lack of information, or even feel neglected. And a rocky start often leads to shaky employees.
The infographic below, created by Onboardia, shows the importance of laying a strong foundation for new hires.
Some highlights, which could give you ideas on improving your onboarding programme:
- Close to 18% of employees didn't understand the performance expectations for their position until after 90 days of working.
- Employees who were "highly satisfied" with their onboarding experience were two times more likely to still feel comfortable later in their first year.
- 76% of employees want on-the-job training during their first week.
- 56% of employees said they’d like to have a buddy during onboarding.
Which onboarding strategies have worked great for you? Let us know in the comments.
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