New employee training is an important part of the hiring process because it teaches new hires about the company’s values, mission and goals, as well as how to be successful in their individual role. This period of instruction may last up to 90 days or longer, depending on the unique desired outcomes of the company.

Taking the time to effectively train new employees can significantly improve how soon they can start making impactful contributions to the company, as well as employee retention rates. There are several components that go into successful new employee training, including ensuring they understand what is expected of them and how their progress will be evaluated.

Why is it important to train new employees?

According to an Indeed survey, 39% of job seekers who left their job within the first six months said that more effective onboarding and new hire training could have helped them stay longer.*

New employees who receive training upon being hired experience many benefits, including increased confidence, familiarity with company policies and procedures and specific insight into their new role. This helps eliminate the uncertainty and low morale that candidates may feel when they’re not adequately supported in their first days and weeks on-the-job.

*Indeed survey, n=438

What is the difference between onboarding and training?

Although new hire onboarding and training are two separate concepts, they have similar components. Onboarding focuses on integrating new hires into the company culture while providing them with the resources they need to be successful in their roles. Training focuses on the tasks and goals related to the position.

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