The workforce demographic is shifting dramatically. Those infamous Millennials are beginning their first “real” jobs and embarking on career paths. But unfortunately, Gen Y’s increased (some would say unrealistic) expectations of work and reduced sense of company loyalty are resulting in premature and expensive turnover. Recruiting costs continue to climb. The absence of effective onboarding is making both these trends worse.
How can your organization ensure that new hires are engaged from the moment they accept your offer and retained long enough to contribute to the bottom line? An effective onboarding program is a critical investment in this newest pool of talent.
Research has shown that companies can attract and retain Millennials with collaborative and personalized onboarding initiatives. For adolescents raised on Google, texting and iPods, technology is not a ‘nice to have’, but a way of life. This generation expects access to information at the ‘moment of need’ and in formats that fit them. Organizations must create programs and platforms that grab their Gen Y talent’s attention and prepare them to contribute right away. Don’t miss these important webcast takeaways:
Discover what sets Millennials apart in the onboarding process and why what worked for you won’t work for them. This section will include perceptions and challenges from the Millennials and managers points of view and some strategies to overcome them.
Create interactive and collaborative onboarding experiences to increase engagement early and may be supported with your technology.
Learn the components of an effective onboarding program and how to leverage Social Media methodologies to improve the experience.
Discover derailers that can sabotage your onboarding efforts, and learn strategies to win them over early.