What do I do? – Onboarding

Hi employers – It doesn’t take long for new hires to decide whether or not they’re going to stick around these days does it! So here’s what makes the difference? How you onboard them in those first few days, weeks and months. 

Here’s 2 critical points about Onboarding: 

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  1. Onboarding isn’t orientation or Induction 

Onboarding goes beyond simply introducing your company to new hires (and vice versa). It’s not just about paperwork, and it’s not over in a day. Onboarding them effectively needs to cover a whole lot more. 

  1. Onboarding doesn’t start on day 1! It starts when they read the advert 

So make sure your advertising messages and all your interaction with candidates,  reinforce your values and expectations of them because they’re choosing you, not just you choosing them. 

If you’re recruiting great people but they’re just not sticking around, get in touch with us here at HR Tactics and we’ll tell you how we can turn this situation around in your business. 

Got a burning HR question? You’ll find our HR Q&A section on the front page of our website www.hrtactics.com.au 

Send us your question and we’ll send you our answer for free! 

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What do I do? – Onboarding

This information was provided with the intention of helping you find more clarity, confidence and peace of mind as you navigate your own journey as an employer. I would love to hear your thoughts on this, and if you think someone else would enjoy it please feel free to share it on.


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Jackie Strachan

Jackie Strachan

Jackie’s passion for creating better Human Resources outcomes stems from over 20 years’ experience in the field and a drive for finding innovative solutions.
Her HR career has seen her hold both operational and strategic HR management roles across a vast array of industry sectors including retail, financial services, child protection, professional services, dental, state emergency services, Department of Justice, agency recruitment and IT.
Combining her experience in each specialised area of Human Resources (such as learning & development, recruitment, WHS and employee relations etc), Jackie leads HR Tactics with an industry-respected foundation of knowledge.