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Onboarding – The Essential Rules for a Successful Onboarding Programme

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Did you know that most employees decide to leave a job within their first 18 months with an organisation? When an employee does leave, it usually costs about three times their salary to replace them.
You can greatly increase the likelihood that a new employee will stay with you by implementing a well-designed onboarding program that will guide the employee through their first months with the company. This content will explore the benefits of onboarding, show you how to design an onboarding framework, give you ways to customise the program for different audiences (including managers and executives), and demonstrate how to measure results from the program.


Define onboarding and describe how it is different from orientation
Identify the business benefits of onboarding
List the factors that contribute to a successful onboarding program
Build a team to create an onboarding program
Prepare a vision statement and goals for an onboarding program
Design a framework for an onboarding program that includes program setup, various types of training, games, progress tracking, and follow-up
Customize your onboarding framework
Identify which metrics you should track to evaluate program results
Create a branded, unique program that will strengthen your company&rsquo;s image and market position