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  string(3836) "You have found the perfect employee! Now what?

Imagine that as a manager you have spent that last 6 weeks going through the process of hiring the perfect person for your team. They are a great fit for your company, the team loves them and they have all the required technical skills.

Your job is done right? No, this is where it starts.

Getting your new recruit settled in, or onboarding them is one of the most vital and sometimes overlooked parts of the recruitment process.

If onboarding is done well then your new recruit will feel welcome and engaged from the moment that they start and it will allow them to settle into their role, delivering results quickly.

A lot of the time it is the small things that matter which as a warm greeting from you and the team, a computer that works – with logins, pens, notepad and being introduced to their new colleagues that can have a major impact.

Your new employee has made a decision to join your company based on 2-3 hours of meetings and company research however it isn’t until they actually sit in their seat for the first day that their decision becomes reality. This is where the war to win their heart and mind starts.

Studies and my experience have shown that there is a direct link between the induction of new staff and their level of engagement. Imagine going through the whole hiring and training process only for your new star recruit to resign!

Turnover in the early stages of employment is not only costly but it means that there is a lack of return on the initial investment, a loss or productivity and it affects staff morale.

However if a company has an effective induction process there are many benefits:
  • It allows the new employee to adapt to their new environment quickly and reinforces to them that they have made the right decision;
  • They reach optimal level of productivity earlier; and
  • There is reduced stress for the manager as there is less reliance on direction.
In summary, an effective onboarding process will ensure that your new recruit is:
  • Provided with adequate direction and support;
  • Made to feel welcome and valued from day 1;
  • Committed and enthusiastic from the start; and
  • In a position to feel comfortable with providing honest feedback and support so that any issues can be addressed early.
At Cox Purtell, we work closely with our clients not just through the first 3 months post-placement, but for the entire duration of employment. This is why we are one of only 2 companies to offer a money back guarantee on our placements as we have total confidence in our ability to partner with our clients through this process. It is vital to mitigate risk by providing post placement follow ups to ensure that all parties are happy and that their expectations are met and any issues are addressed in an open and honest forum. What are your thoughts on the onboarding process? Have you had any particularly good or bad expreiences? I'd love to hear from you! Tweet me @BelindaP_CP." ["post_title"]=> string(38) "How To Perfect Your Onboarding Process" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(139) "Getting your new recruit settled in, or onboarding them is one of the most vital and sometimes overlooked parts of the recruitment process." ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(38) "how-to-perfect-your-onboarding-process" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(137) "http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/blog/secret-successful-recruitment-partnership/ http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/employer-services/good-to-know/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-05-04 17:13:15" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-05-04 07:13:15" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(36) "http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/?p=5657" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }

You have found the perfect employee! Now what?

Imagine that as a manager you have spent that last 6 weeks going through the process of hiring the perfect person for your team. They are a great fit for your company, the team loves them and they have all the required technical skills.

Your job is done right? No, this is where it starts.

Getting your new recruit settled in, or onboarding them is one of the most vital and sometimes overlooked parts of the recruitment process.

If onboarding is done well then your new recruit will feel welcome and engaged from the moment that they start and it will allow them to settle into their role, delivering results quickly.

A lot of the time it is the small things that matter which as a warm greeting from you and the team, a computer that works – with logins, pens, notepad and being introduced to their new colleagues that can have a major impact.

Your new employee has made a decision to join your company based on 2-3 hours of meetings and company research however it isn’t until they actually sit in their seat for the first day that their decision becomes reality. This is where the war to win their heart and mind starts.

Studies and my experience have shown that there is a direct link between the induction of new staff and their level of engagement. Imagine going through the whole hiring and training process only for your new star recruit to resign!

Turnover in the early stages of employment is not only costly but it means that there is a lack of return on the initial investment, a loss or productivity and it affects staff morale.

However if a company has an effective induction process there are many benefits:

  • It allows the new employee to adapt to their new environment quickly and reinforces to them that they have made the right decision;
  • They reach optimal level of productivity earlier; and
  • There is reduced stress for the manager as there is less reliance on direction.

In summary, an effective onboarding process will ensure that your new recruit is:

  • Provided with adequate direction and support;
  • Made to feel welcome and valued from day 1;
  • Committed and enthusiastic from the start; and
  • In a position to feel comfortable with providing honest feedback and support so that any issues can be addressed early.

At Cox Purtell, we work closely with our clients not just through the first 3 months post-placement, but for the entire duration of employment. This is why we are one of only 2 companies to offer a money back guarantee on our placements as we have total confidence in our ability to partner with our clients through this process.

It is vital to mitigate risk by providing post placement follow ups to ensure that all parties are happy and that their expectations are met and any issues are addressed in an open and honest forum.

What are your thoughts on the onboarding process? Have you had any particularly good or bad expreiences? I’d love to hear from you! Tweet me @BelindaP_CP.

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