Study: Poor onboarding equals poor engagement
- A study conducted by Glint via its Employee Lifecycle software module shows new employees with poor onboarding experiences are eight times more likely to report that they are not engaged at work, according to a company statement.
- Glint's findings also show that such employees are 11 times less likely to recommend their employer to others, even though new employees tend to have higher engagement levels than their peers in their fellow employees.
- It's not just affecting engagement in a company's learning or benefits offerings, either. Glint says employees who have a higher quality onboarding process are more likely to appreciate and understand organizational culture and values.
It's a confirmation of what most HR leaders already know: If you don't do a good enough job of bringing new employees into the fold, you're less likely to get their best efforts. That's why it's important to focus on recruiting good middle managers who can support the onboarding process effectively and thoroughly, since these employees personally see the process through to the end.
Observers should also note that C-Suite employees and experienced hires require just as much support as their colleagues. In fact, CEO onboarding is one of the most critical functions that HR departments perform, as it affects a company's entire structure and culture. One key way to ensure better engagement at work is to ensure a smooth, convenient and technologically accessible learning process that draws employees closer to company goals and objectives.
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