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A guide to recruiting, engaging and retaining top talent
through effective onboarding process


of organizations have little or no formal onboarding (TalentLMS)


of IT leaders say onboarding is an “extremely important” way to enhance a new hire’s productivity (Human Resource Executive)

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New hires enter your door on their first day with shining faces and anxious demeanors. They’re eager and excited—and they’re looking to you to help in their success. But do you know what it’s going to take to make that happen?

It’s the ongoing dilemma of needing help but not having enough time to train the help you need. That’s why formal onboarding programs are so important—they’re a key factor for hiring great talent and ramping them up to be productive, quickly.

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If I’m new and onboarding is chaotic, inconsistent and spotty, I immediately wonder if I made the right choice and if the company has its act together. If onboarding is approached consistently and structured, I understand what’s expected of me and it fosters trust with the company.

— Emily Chung, Practice Manager of Learning Solutions, TEKsystems

Four Benefits of Effective Onboarding

Improved talent management and engagement

Improved talent management and engagement

Decreased time to productivity

Decreased time to productivity

Increased retention rates

Increased retention rates

Instill early connectedness to company culture

Instill early connectedness to company culture

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In this onboarding guide, we’ll share:

  • Onboarding best practices
  • Orientation versus onboarding
  • How to measure onboarding success
  • Steps to building an onboarding plan
  • What is preboarding—and why it’s important

of employees say receiving “organized relevant and well-timed content” is the most important aspect of the onboarding process (Cornerstone)

Meet our expert

Leslie Deutsch

Leslie Deutsch, Director of TEKsystems Learning Solutions

As the director, Leslie Deutsch oversees a team that drives learning and adoption services within our client organizations. These programs focus on building a future workforce with tomorrow’s skills, upskilling and reskilling current teams, or changing behavior needed to impact productivity.



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