Once you attract and hire qualified job candidates to your open positions, having an onboarding and training process can help employees work safely and effectively. A continuous onboarding program will help orient employees not only to the functional details of employment, such as appropriate safety procedures, but also to the safety culture of the organization.
Employee retention strategies, such as onboarding and training programs, can also help protect the considerable time and expense invested in recruiting and hiring new employees. According to the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California at Berkeley, the costs of replacing an employee are approximately 9% of an employee’s annual wage. In addition to any lost productivity and institutional knowledge, those costs include recruitment, selection, the costs of learning on the job and any separation costs.1
A Continuous Onboarding and Training Process
While some employers think of onboarding only for new employees, the process is also important for retaining and engaging employees over the full term of their employment. Existing employees, whether they are changing roles or returning to work after an injury in a transitional duty program, can benefit from an onboarding and training program that focuses on safety. Read More