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Onboarding – can you afford to get it wrong?

Onboarding is the term used by HR professionals to describe the process of helping a new starter integrate into a business. It can start from the moment a job offer is made and continue through to their start date and induction.

If you manage this process well, your business benefits from employees who understand your company culture and their role in it. And you continue to reap rewards from engaging a new member of a loyal and effective workforce.

On the other hand, failing to manage this critical process of turning a candidate into an effective employee can cost your business dearly in terms of profits, resources and reputation.

Recruitment is an expensive process. Our research shows that the average cost to hire per employee is £609. Can your business really afford to continue losing money because of a poor onboarding process?

Michelle Nicol


Tyne and Wear