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The Key to Avoiding Quiet Quitting: Quality Onboarding

onboarding retain top talent retention Jan 30, 2023

"Great employee onboarding can improve employee retention by 82%" - The Brandon Hall Group

Gallup has some discouraging statistics when it comes to onboarding. They found that only 12% of companies surveyed say they do a good job with onboarding new employees.

That leaves 88% who feel their onboarding process is less than ideal (if they even have a process at all).

For those companies that do have a process, they often struggle to consistently apply that process to all new hires, limiting their effectiveness. When we don't onboard well, we fill our companies with unprepared, confused, and frustrated employees who are less productive and open to communication with leadership. If you read this newsletter two week ago, you know that this kind of employee is very likely to leave his/her position in the next 12 months.

Obviously, onboarding is important, but what we often miss is the connection to retention. In August 2021, Gallup reported, "70% of employees who had exceptional onboarding experiences say they have the best possible job."

Great onboarding leads to satisfied employees and satisfied employees are far less likely to leave for another job. So how do we do this well? This month we are going to take a closer look at the quiet quitting phenomenon and the different ways to mitigate this issue.

Onboarding well is one of those ways, so it's time we onboard to the best of our ability. To get started, answer these three questions:

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your current onboarding process?
On a scale of 1-10 how well do you live out your company values during your onboarding process?
Is your onboarding process more relational or procedural?

How did you come out after ranking yourself? If you find you want to make some changes, we'd love to chat more with you. Head here to book a call!

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