Companies fail to on-board new staff

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Only 37% of staff provide an on-boarding programme for new staff. This is despite nearly three quarters (71%) of staff said they would like it, according to research by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

The research, which questioned 1,500 businesses, found 78% of staff who had been on-boarded found the process useful, with a third saying it reinforced their decision to join that company.
 
Donna Miller, European HR director at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, said: "These findings reinforce how on-boarding programmes are an essential engagement tool for employers, particularly in the current economic climate."
 
Among those that do have on-boarding, half of staff said it made them feel at ease with their new surroundings and enabled them to get up to speed more quickly. A quarter said they felt more valued.
 
The survey found three-quarters of companies had no level of contact with their employer between accepting a job offer and starting their new role.