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Employee Onboarding

Apr 27, 2015
From Advisory Institute

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Employee Onboarding
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From the Advice Worth Keeping podcast series
Hosted by Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director,
KPMG LLP Management Consulting


In this podcast we address the age-old problem: How to make sure new hires enter your business feeling confident, inspired and fully prepared to add value from day one.

50% of all hourly workers leave new jobs within the first four months of employment; 50% of external senior hires fail within the first 18 months.

David Costar, former Director in KPMG’s People & Change Advisory practice, explains how employee retention and satisfaction can be improved, bucking these odds.

Listeners will gain an understanding of:  

  • The quantitative and qualitative impacts of onboarding 
  • The little-thought-of critical teammates of the onboarding process that can make or break a new hire experience
  • How to change onboarding from a transactional human resources (HR) activity of completing paperwork and checking boxes to an engaging, strategic, empowering experience
  • Examples of how innovative onboarding investments have led to dramatically improved productivity.

    Duration: Less than 12 minutes.  Activate the recording with the play button over the image.


    For more on improving the onboarding process to quicken productivity and retain talent, watch the video featuring Mark Shank: Employee Onboarding Goes Digital.


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