One of the main challenges faced by organizations is reducing time to competency among new hires. Developing a strong onboarding plan for your new hires allows organizations to proactively invest in the individual employee, setting them up to become a productive contributor to the company. The goal is to transform new hires into dedicated employees and get them excited and engaged, connected to the company culture and productive in the shortest time possible.
According to the Aberdeen Group, 86% of new hires decide to stay or leave a company within their first six months and new employees are 69% more likely to stay longer than three years if they experience well-structured onboarding. Research by Bersin by Deloitte indicates a manager’s ability to develop deep relationships with their new hires can drive greater employee productivity and longer retention.
The use of behavioral assessment data in the pre-hire stage can provide the roadmap to onboarding success. The Predictive Index® (PI®) behavioral assessment arms the hiring team with insights into the new employee’s motivations and drives. With this information, a customized program can be developed to support the employee in the areas of:
- Culture fit
- Team Dynamics
- Conflict resolution
- Decision making
- Communication/Learning style
- Management (being managed/managing others)
The manager can direct development and coaching efforts in a manner that resonates directly with the behavioral style of the employee, making them a part of a high performance culture from the start.