When recruiting new hires in 2021, a focus on in-depth training and onboarding is essential to ensuring employee productivity – and retention – down the line. For some industries that need to hire quickly, such as healthcare, hiring those who already possess job related skills and experience can speed up the process. However, that doesn’t mean that new hire training should be expedited or condensed. In fact, doing so can negatively impact how well that employee performs in their new role. It can even lead to a dip in morale over time. That’s why it’s just as important to focus on effective onboarding programs, along with learning and development training for current employees.
Offering digital solutions for onboarding – especially for those working remotely - can ensure your hires hit the ground running and become strong members of your team from day one. Whether your program focuses on general career skills, such as customer service, or provides industry-specific knowledge, new employees will be able to confidently integrate into your workforce. And, besides producing employees who know their job duties inside and out, a strong onboarding program
improves new employee retention by 82% while also boosting their productivity by 70%.