Common employee onboarding failures it is simple to avoid

Onboarding new employees isn’t rocket science, but you might be amazed how often it leaves new employees feeling disengaged if not downright disheartened.

The problem is that your new joiners expect everything to run perfectly. They’ve had a great interview, won the job of their dreams, are looking forward to an amazing new opportunity working for you and then…

Nothing quite lives up to their expectations.

We appreciate that orchestrating the activities required to get onboarding right is time-consuming for everyone involved (especially if you don’t have HR software to help you), and you’ve 110 other things to sort out. Like lining up the next batch of candidates for interview or conducting that overdue exit interview. But, not getting employee onboarding right is costing your business money and time.

We asked 1000 office workers to tell us about their own experiences, and what they’d do to make sure every new employee starts off on the right foot.

How to get employee onboarding right

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Sue Lingard

Sue studied Personnel Management at the London School of Economics before taking on management roles in the travel, recruitment and finally HR software industry. She's particularly interested in how technologies enable HR teams - and the people they support - to work better together.