Employees are currently getting less face time with employers and teammates than at any other time in recent history. Our current way of working brings its own opportunities and challenges, and one of these challenges is creating a connection with new employees. This cannot be underestimated because an employee’s journey to engagement and investment in the organization’s mission, culture, and values doesn’t begin on day one. It begins long before that – during recruitment.
So, what can you do to motivate new recruits and quickly create a feeling of comfort before they even start their onboarding on day one? This is where preboarding comes into play. Onboarding programs allow companies to shorten employees’ time needed to attain productivity and increases retention, and preboarding sets the stage for that experience to happen successfully. Research by Glassdoor found that organizations with a positive onboarding process improve new hire retention by 82% and productivity by over 70% – and preboarding can be a part of that success. To read more