The expectations of employees in the United States continue to evolve as generational shifts occur in the workforce. The already raging war for talent has been fueled by the 2020 pandemic, which introduced new ways to work and different types of work opportunities. As a result, employees are re-evaluating their options and seeking ways to extract more value from their professional lives. In these circumstances, employee retention is a competitive advantage, and companies must consider how to retain their most desirable talent. Research in the organizational behavior domain shows that when employees hold values like those of their employing organization, they experience greater job satisfaction, increased organizational commitment, and higher intent to stay in the organization. Onboarding programs are widely accepted in the business community as a valuable opportunity to welcome new employees and introduce them to the values and culture of the organization, but organizations assign various weights and considerations to these programs as they can be costly to develop, execute, and maintain. In this article, we examine the relationship between employee retention and onboarding programs. We study whether a robust and well-executed onboarding program can mitigate employee attrition and can serve as a catalyst for employee retention in an organization.
Blount, Jonna B.
"Betting on Talent: Examining the Relationship between Employee Retention and Onboarding Programs,"
Engaged Management ReView: Vol. 5
, Article 1.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.28953/2375-8643.1083
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