IT leaders and professionals overwhelmingly agree: onboarding significantly impacts a new hire’s ability to be productive and add value, become cohesive with a team, and be successful long term in the company.
Only 1 in 10 IT leaders and professionals believe their organization’s onboarding plans are extremely effective; approximately 1 in 5 find the plans to be ineffective.
Seventy-seven percent of IT leaders believe their organizations place less than sufficient significance on developing a strong onboarding program.
When it comes to their organizations’ formal onboarding plan, 24 percent of IT professionals say there isn’t one.
Organizations can strengthen their onboarding roadmaps by focusing their goals, matching approaches to those goals, clarifying expectations, and applying metrics and accountability.
Both formal and informal check-ins/evaluations, as well as new-hire surveys, are effective methods for tracking new employee performance and onboarding.