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The Importance of the Onboarding Process

Recruiting does not end when a new employee starts. It is important to cement retention during the first 90 days of employment. Make sure the employee’s desk is prepared for their first day.  Do they have a computer? Is their phone ready? Is their desk clean?  Do you have a plan for their first few days? In addition, ensure that your new employee attends their scheduled New Hire Orientation.

Meet with your new employees on their first day, and on a regular basis during the first 90 days to provide and receive feedback. Check in with new employees at 30, 60, and 90 days to see if their expectations match reality, whether they have all of the resources they need, and to provide mutual feedback.

Have a plan and provide adequate training and resources for your new employees so that they can be successful.

Consider all of the resources it took to recruit this individual. Isn’t it worth it to cement the relationship now that you have made the hire?