When it comes to successfully onboarding new employees, traditional orientation just isn’t enough to adequately engage new hires and get them off to a fast start. Organizations with a weak onboarding process translate into slow time to productivity and attrition for their new hires. In fact, in organizations without formal onboarding a full third of external hires are no longer with their organization after two years1. To address this, many organizations are turning to extended onboarding, which is a continued employee learning program over a window of time integrated with on-the-job experiences to provide maximum learning impact.
With extended onboarding in place, you’ll ensure your new hires:
Effective onboarding can shorten the time it takes for the average employee to achieve expected productivity levels.
– Stein and Christiansen
Every new hire has a unique pace of learning and developing core competencies. Chronus software lets you assess where employees are and track their unique progress while assessing overall program performance to ensure the program is optimized for maximum results.
In the spirit of continuous improvement, Medline decided to upgrade their training method to create a positive onboarding experience with the goal to improve employee satisfaction and morale. The extended onboarding program allows for greater transparency within the organization and makes people accountable.
1 Stein and Christiansen, 2010