In an increasingly competitive talent war, you may feel like you’ve tried every trick in the book to attract, hire and retain top talent. If you feel like you’ve implemented every new tactic and are still seeing high turnover and quick quits, it may be time to re-evaluate your existing processes instead of adding on new ones.
One of the most important parts of the hiring journey is your onboarding process. Onboarding can make or break a potential hire. In fact, a good onboarding experience can improve new hire retention by 82%, according to a study done by Brandon Hall Group.
When you factor in remote or hybrid work, onboarding becomes even more complicated as companies strive to give remote employees an engaging onboarding experience and foster connection with other employees through the computer screen.
If your onboarding process needs a makeover – or perhaps is still in the process of being established – consider switching your mindset from one-and-done onboarding to a continuous onboarding process, also known as everboarding.
What is everboarding?
Everboarding is a continuous onboarding process that lasts beyond a new hire’s first few days. Approaching onboarding as a continuum rather than having a defined beginning and end can help new hires get connected to their fellow employees and continue learning opportunities beyond day one. It can also help employees as they adjust to the company culture and provide support as they start to fully embrace their role.
Everboarding can be especially helpful for remote workers who may not be fully immersed in the company culture when they work from home. “Many companies are still struggling to establish their remote onboarding processes," says Amy Cohn, Chief People Officer of Allego. “To attract, train and retain the best talent and keep up with the challenges and demands of hybrid work environments, companies must shift to ‘everboarding.’”
Everboarding can also provide a better, more individualized process to help them adjust to