Do you have an onboarding process?
Despite the immense time, effort and cost that can go into identifying and landing the right senior level appointment, most employers take very few steps to ensure that these often business critical employees stay the course.
Research for the Hays Journal found just three out of ten businesses back up appointments with a formal on boarding process (this is the process of helping a new employee make the transition to a new organisation, from the point where an offer has been made to his or her first day).
While firms may mean well, too few make the best use of this key time between offer and arrival. Half of employers said they retained ‘some’ contact throughout a new senior hire’s notice period, more than a fifth admitted to ‘little’ contact and a minority – 39 per cent – got full marks for 'frequent' contact. This is a wasted opportunity to start the transition process to a new company early on.