This Is Why You Need To Stop Pretending Onboarding Doesn’t Matter

For many new hires, their first few days with an organization feel like being thrown to the wolves. They don’t know which way to turn for support or answers. That is unless they have the right onboarding program.

The infographic below — created by Onboardia, a company dedicated to making employee orientation and training easier and more productive — shows the importance of giving new employees the tools and help they need to get their bearings quickly. Some highlights include:

  • 81% of HR administrators feel their company doesn’t do onboarding well.
  • Only 32% of organizations have formal onboarding programs.
  • 36% of employees feel the training they receive is not relevant to their job.
  • 75% of employees who were satisfied with their onboarding experience say they’re loyal to their employer.

Check out the full infographic to see how you can give your employees the strong start they need to be successful!


Which of these onboarding strategies have worked great for you? Let us know in the comments!

Author: Heather Huhman

Waldorf, Md.-based Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager and president of Come Recommended, a content-marketing and digital-PR consultancy for job-search and human-resources technologies. She is the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle.

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