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How The Onboarding Revolution Can Prevent The Great Resignation Regret

The Great Resignation has sent top talent searching for a better work-life balance. The Remote Takeover has made the job market exciting because the talent pool is the widest it’s ever been. 

If you can’t give this migrating workforce the flexibility they want, you’re going to miss out on better productivity, improved well-being, and charged organizational performance: The Great Resignation Regret. 

It’s easy to see why you don’t want this opportunity passing you by. So, how can embracing the Onboarding Revolution help prevent this from happening? That’s what we’re looking at in this Process Street article: 

Let’s get down to business!

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Key Elements of Successful New Executive Onboarding (Tips & Best Practices)

Retained search – an elite model of executive search committed to helping companies place top corporate leaders – is kind of like corporate matchmaking.

Firms engage with client to meet their needs and build lasting relationships with candidates, and their goal is to curate the perfect match between the hire and the company.

Companies that invest in retained search firms expect to see a pool of top-quality candidates and first-class support to hire a new leader. The client company pays a retainer (a fee paid in advance), which means the retained search firm must go above and beyond to deliver top-quality results. 

Unfortunately, 40% of executives fail in their new role within the first 18 months. When this happens, the retained search firm has to find a replacement, at their own cost.

Everyone knows that high employee turnover is costly, but when a retained search firm is involved, there is a domino effect of consequences for all the players involved.

Which brings us to the focus of this article – executive onboarding. Specifically, why it is important to all stakeholders in the executive search process, and how retained search firms can bridge the gap between recruiting, hiring, and onboarding executive placements.

I asked George Bradt – executive onboarding expert and author of The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan – to share his thoughts on common challenges for new executive onboarding.

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Survey Results Are In: Here Are Your Biggest Employee Onboarding Challenges

At the recent HR Transform Conference, we had the opportunity to ask about your biggest employee onboarding challenges. What did our Process Street survey say?

Want to know how to make new hire onboarding less of a pain? Keep reading! 

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How to Give New Hires a Perfect Onboarding Experience for Free (+7 Free Templates)

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New hire churn is expensive. Working in HR, you know the cost of having to replace an employee once they hand in their resignation.

A recent survey found that 65% of workers are actively searching for new employment. If you’ve worked in HR for some time, the thought of two-thirds of your employees walking is very worrying. The cost of a new hire found through a recruitment agency can be up to $7500 or more. To start building employee retention early on, and prevent excessive hiring costs, it pays to focus on a perfect onboarding experience.

Here at Process Street, we’ve extensively studied onboarding to help prevent exorbitant costs. One of our greatest successes has been in looking at the recurring tasks involved in onboarding. We’ve helped to provide insight into what can go wrong, and also built templates to direct companies away from excessive spending and losses. 

We believe you can create a perfect onboarding experience for new hires. We also think it can be done without breaking the bank. Please read on to find out more, and utilize our best onboarding templates:

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The Employee Onboarding Podcast #4: Executive Onboarding, Scaling, & Data with Gianna Driver

Named as one of the top 100 HR influencers of 2022 by HR Executive, Gianna Driver is currently the CHRO at Exabeam and has 15+ of experience scaling global, people, and talent functions.

Gianna loves leading teams and helping them meet ambitious goals, and boasts a wide range of leadership experience (from board management to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, to process creation). Gianna loves the energy that comes from creating structure out of chaos.

In this episode of The Employee Onboarding Podcast from Process Street, Josh speaks to Gianna about:

You can listen on AppleSpotifyGooglePodchaserPodcast AddictDeezer, & all your favorite podcast platforms!

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Everything You Need to Know About Onboarding Remote Employees

What was once the exception has now become a common workplace model throughout the world. Since 2005, remote working has increased by 159%. Without a doubt, those numbers saw a massive jump with the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. 

This new way of working (and living) is here to stay. Why? Remote work can offer increased employee productivity, reduced churn, and decreased absenteeism, and much more. But these benefits are only within reach when you’ve set up a good remote workplace. 

One way of enforcing an effective remote workplace is during the onboarding phase. You can familiarize new hires with the correct resources and processes from the get-go. Just as onboarding is a good way to integrate your employees into a remote working environment, it can also be your biggest downfall if not conducted properly. 

That’s why, in this Process Street article, I’m taking you through everything you need to know about onboarding employees in a remote environment. 

Let’s get ready to onboard! 

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Announcing Process Street’s Brand New Employee Onboarding Podcast!

We’re super excited to announce our brand new employee onboarding podcast, focused on sharing insights & uncovering the trade secrets of employee onboarding!

Listen now on Apple, Spotify, Google,, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Deezer, & all your favorite podcast platforms!

Our very own Josh Ashton talks to employee onboarding experts about common problems they face, the tech they use, the future of employee onboarding as a whole, and more.

In this Process Street post, I’ll present our first three episodes with the key takeaways, and of course a link for you to listen.

Check it out, and don’t forget to subscribe for more episodes!

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3 Ways Onboarding Documentation Can Help Your New Hire (+ Free Template to Get You Started)

Detailing the exact steps needed in a recurring process – AKA process documentation – seems time-consuming and unnecessarily complicated. After all, it’s something that’s repeated frequently enough that people should know how it’s done, right? WRONG! 

Considering you could be losing anywhere between 20 to 30% of your annual revenue because of inefficiencies, you want your processes to be as lean as possible. Having detailed documentation of a process helps you work more efficiently. 

A good onboarding process ensures you can support your new hire through their transition into the company’s culture. That’s how you’re going to build a loyal and productive workforce. 

So, in this Process Street article, let’s dive into the 3 ways onboarding documentation can help your new hire. Don’t worry – I’m not just dangling the benefits of onboarding documentation in your face. I’m also walking you through some best practices to reap the benefits. 

Here’s what we’re looking at: 

Pen and paper at the ready – let’s start documenting! 

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Southport Technology Group Use Process Street to Optimize Onboarding Processes

Southport Technology Group strives to offer affordable services to smaller businesses who don’t have an in-house tech team. 

To do this, the team at Southport Technology Group needs to have lean standard operating procedures to ensure they can meet demand efficiently while keeping costs low.  

In this article, I’m taking you through how the team at Southport Technology Group uses Process Street to optimize their onboarding programs for clients, developers, and employees. 

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Employee Orientation vs. Employee Onboarding: The Secret to New Hire Success

employee orientation vs. employee onboardingResearch has shown that starting a new job is more stressful than moving house or foreclosing on a loan. HR managers are responsible for making the transition into a new company less stressful than it already is. That’s why employee onboarding is so important.

Typically, onboarding happens during their first week. The phase before and during an employee’s actual first day is called orientation. There’s a ton of misconceptions around orientation being part of onboarding: which is the most important, what tasks are associated with each, and so on.

That’s what we’re taking a look at in this Process Street article.

Let the fight begin: Employee orientation vs. employee onboarding! 🔔
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