Make It Easy for New Hires to Reach BackI wrote in my last post (read here if you missed it) about how mentoring during onboarding benefits new hires.
On the flip side, the biggest benefit for the organization is that new hires will more naturally engage with their new culture, coworkers, and work when given the right support.
How long do you think it will take you to feel welcome, under these circumstances? How long do you think it will take you to catch on to the inside jokes and activities?
And, more pertinently, how long do you think you’re going to stay?
Similarly, because the organization has already reached out to the new hire, it’s much easier for the new hire to reach back and engage with something they’ve already been made familiar with.
Just the Start of the Cycle… if You Do It RightJust a short list of benefits that mentoring during onboarding can provide the organization includes:
- Engender staff loyalty
- Increase new hire engagement
- Increase retention down the line/reduce turnover
- Protect organizational investment in both recruiting and onboarding processes
- Improve time-to-productivity and reduce associated costs
Stay tuned for our next post about what kind of mentors you need during the onboarding process.