On-boarding is a process of integrating a new employee into the organization. We all mistake Induction for On-boarding, while the former ends in one day. Onboarding usually lasts for about six months till a year depending on the company.

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Here are some things to note about onboarding:   

1. A good Induction is the first step to retaining your employee.

Induction shouldn’t be just a storytelling session about the company rather it should integrate the staff to the company’s vision which will enable them to run with it.

You would save yourself a lot of headache in micromanaging your employees if you can ensure they are well aligned with the vision. Induction shouldn’t be one-off, there should be a frequent induction program which should cascade to each department and roles.

2. It helps employees think like a business owner

Empowering an employee through an effective onboarding process to think and act like the CEO would go a long way in retention and business growth.

The mindset of a CEO is much more than completing tasks or meeting up with deadlines; it’s about the growth of the business.

Each employee should be able to align their functions with the growth and success of the company.   

3. It protects and improves your company culture

A good company culture improves employee productivity which in turns drives business growth. An underlying factor for an organization’s culture lies in its Values and purpose.

I’m talking about the REAL core value that forms the basis of major decisions and strategy. A proper communication during the onboarding process will prevent future cluelessness by an employee in the future.

4. Having a documented process to drive uniformity makes it more effective.

It’s not enough to assume to think that line managers are helping the employees integrate better. Documenting the process starting from the induction and ensuring line managers are held accountable for following the process makes it effective.

I have realized that the competency of the person managing the process goes a long way so Training is advised.

With this points of mine, I hope I’ve been able to convince you why you need to revisit your onboarding process or create one if you never one before now.

This article was written by Yewande Jinadu


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