Onboarding - time to look at it from the new hire's perspective
86% of new hires say they decide whether to stay or go in their first three months.
Research also shows that a structured and comprehensive onboarding experience delivers a positive impression of the organization for the new starter and when speed to competence accelerates, hiring managers regard those hired favourably. With high regard comes praise and with praise comes confidence and a sense of belonging, perfect ingredients for a happy and successful new hire.
Work today has changed which has driven the need for continuous learning. New hires have specific learning wants and needs in order to adapt to the evolution of the working world and technology. Therefore, digital learning is a 'way' of learning and not a 'type' of learning.
Most businesses are keen to embrace and embed “digital dreams” into their solutions. We as a learning company are no different. This is making us look closely at what is happening in our marketplace.
UK unemployment is at its lowest level for over a decade, having fallen to just 4.8% (ONS). With the labour market’s remarkable recovery, competition for talent is fierce. Candidates can afford to be picky. And, it is now increasingly difficult for retailers to ensure they recruit and retain the best and the brightest from an ever-decreasing pool applicants.
With employee engagement increasingly taking the lead as the metric of choice for HR and talent teams, the way new hires start their relationship with your organisation has never been more important; but who’s responsibility is it to ensure that the new hire is engaged and onboarded effectively?