For many employees, starting a new job can be an intimidating experience. Not only is the position new but the corporate culture, co-workers and even area of town are unknown to employee just joining the team. An effective onboarding program helps ease the transition, which improves retention, but many organizations fail to do so.

In fact, according to a report by the Society of Human Resource Management Foundation’s Effective Practice Guideline Series, half of hourly workers resign from their positions within the first four months while half of senior outside hires do the same within 18 months. However, effective onboarding leads to higher job satisfaction, organizational commitment, lower turnover, higher performance levels, career effectiveness and reduced stress.

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