As important it is to recruit the best talent to your company, you also want to leverage that talent by having as strong an on-boarding process as your recruiting process. Last year, I wrote about how central good recruiting is to creating a successful game company. An article in the MIT Sloan Management Review, Reinventing Employee Onboarding, provides great advice on how to make your new hires more engaged, more connected with their colleagues and, most importantly, likely to stay.
The weakness of traditional on-boarding
Typically, on-boarding is focused on indoctrinating new employees into the organizational culture. The article explains that HR often believes to build and retain talent it is important to get employees to understand and commit to the companies’ values starting the first day. In their research, the articles authors found several weaknesses in this approach: Continue reading “The importance of on-boarding”