Effective Onboarding Can Boost Retention

New employee smiling and placing a plant on his deskBONUS CHECKLIST: Onboarding from before arrival to month six.

By Jon Lokhorst

Mr. Joe Employee (not his real name, but a real story) showed up for his first day of work at ABC Company, somewhat nervous but excited to tackle the challenges of a new position. Although tired from moving halfway across the country the week before to work at this company, he was eager to get off to a good start.

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Joe found it strange that the offices in his small department were dark and quiet that Monday morning. Thinking his anticipation had gotten him there a bit early, he found someone in a nearby department to ask the whereabouts of his new boss and teammates. A receptionist said she would make a phone call or two while Joe explored his new workspace.

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Jon Lokhorst



About the Author

Jon Lokhorst, CPA, ACC, head of Lokhorst Consulting LLC, works with CPAs, CFOs and other leaders who face massive change to develop a new leadership model to navigate those challenges.

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