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SHRM Survey: Most Organizations Greet New Employees with Orientation
San Diego, April 13, 2011 — More than 80 percent of organizations say welcome aboard to new hires through formal or informal programs, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported today in a new survey.
In research released to coincide with SHRM’s
Talent & Staffing Conference in San Diego, the
survey showed that one-third of organizations begin onboarding activities when a job offer is accepted. An additional one-third begins them on a new hire’s first day on the job.
Onboarding — or new-employee orientation — is the term to describe the process an organization uses to acclimate its new employees. Almost three-quarters of respondents to the national survey of SHRM members said they use onboarding as a retention strategy more now than five years ago.
How long does the process last? According to the survey, almost one-half of organizations reported that onboarding programs for most new hires take less than eight days. Nineteen percent said their programs lasted two to three months.
What is involved? Onboarding activities that involve communicating, providing training and offering resources were identified by a majority of organizations as extremely important for the successful adjustment of new hires. More than half of respondents said programs covered information about the organization, the new hire’s specific job and department, and the newcomer’s work group.
What are the barriers? Time constraints and insufficient human resources staffing were identified by more than one-half of organizations as barriers to offering more formal onboarding activities. Only 4 percent said orientation activities were not valued by new employees.
For details, visit the survey section of SHRM.org at
http://www.shrm.org/Research/SurveyFindings/Pages/default.aspx. Follow SHRM Research on Twitter @SHRM_Research.
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