12% of HR managers say ineffective onboarding prompts employees to resign. With the continuous increase in recruiting talents worldwide, companies need to remodel their onboarding processes and introduce structured guidelines to avoid new hire resignations.
February 27, 2023. After many businesses shifted to remote platforms, online onboarding has become crucial in retaining new employees. Around 31% of employees hired virtually report failure to form meaningful connections with their colleagues because of improper initial onboarding. Since around 70% of employees feel more satisfied with their jobs if they have had a good onboarding experience, a robust remote onboarding might be one of the benefits that make them stay past the training period.
However, despite companies having sufficient time for remote work culture, virtual training still meets certain challenges, mainly related to the lack of proper processes and guidelines.
“Although the market offers numerous remote onboarding platforms like Hibob, Rippling, Freshteam, BabooHR, or Learnkey for companies to facilitate the integration of remote hires, the most common obstacle that hinders the entire process is a clear, structured plan prepared well in advance,” Ms. Diana Blažaitienė, a remote work expert and founder of Soprana Personnel International, which is a recruitment and personnel rent solutions agency, said. “If this is the case, the information is lost, the new hire does not get the full rundown on the company, and the trainee is robbed of vital knowledge into the new job.”
Successful remote onboarding—lower resignation rates
A satisfying onboarding process may make employees stay at the company—12% of HR managers point toward insufficient onboarding as one of the primary reasons why employees resign. The remote work specialist offers tips on how to make the process more employee success-focused.
“First of all, all new information should be given in small chunks— it is easier to acquire new material and not wears the new hires down within the first days,” Ms. Blažaitienė maintained. “Making onboarding interactive, short, and to the point is another essential step. This prevents people from losing focus and keeps them engaged”.
The expert suggests involving several people from different departments so that the new person can get a well-rounded summary of the internal affairs. Making video transcripts of the training is also recommended as it allows employees to refer to the information at their convenience and refer to it when in doubt.
According to Ms. Blažaitienė, successful onboarding also depends on the employee’s motivation to learn things, therefore, it should be prompted every step of the way. “Boosting motivation while implementing training can be as easy as awarding a completion certificate or involving a game where the employees can level up and collect points—the point is to keep them interested in their job and new tasks.”
Since 50% of employees will need to reskill in the next few years due to technological advances, sturdy online training guidelines and plans might benefit both remote teams and the companies, the expert concludes.
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Soprana Personnel International provides Scandinavian and German companies with personnel recruitment and outsourcing services for remote, hybrid, and local teams. The company specializes in the selection of managers and specialists, fast help in finding new personnel, and assurance of candidate flow for companies.