5 Reasons New Hires Hate Onboarding


Pop quiz: What’s the fastest get rid of a new hire? Answer: Give them a poor onboarding experience. A poor onboarding experience not only leaves new hires feeling confused about their role within the company and what’s expected of them, it may drive them away entirely. A recent study found that employees who have negative new hire onboarding experiences are twice as likely to look for new opportunities in the near future. And another report from SHRMestimates that 1 in 25 employees leave their jobs due to poor onboarding.

What makes the onboarding experience so unbearable? Here are a few reasons new hires hate onboarding, and a few ways to fix them.

Reason #1: They Have No Idea What’s Going On. All too often, new hires don’t have any idea what their first day on the job will be like. Once they sign the offer letter, they’re given a time and place to show up, and that’s it. Starting a new job is stressful enough without the added anxiety of not knowing what to expect when you show up. Alleviate some of your new hire’s first day jitters by sending them a schedule for their first week ahead of their start date, along with a list of FAQ’s to address common questions about the company.

Reason #2: It’s About You, Not Them. While the main purpose of onboarding is to teach your new employees with the company, that doesn’t mean simply giving a few PowerPoint presentations and calling it a day. A good onboarding process should focus on acclimating your new hires to the company and ensuring they feel confident in their new roles. In other words, making it more about them. Use this time to learn about the employee’s strengths, how they like to work and receive feedback, what motivates them and their career goals. This is also an ideal time to set goals and expectations, assign mentors and discuss learning and development opportunities. The more you personalize the onboarding process, the more engaged your new employees will be and the more value they will get out of it.

Reason #3: It Feels Like a Waste of Time. Many onboarding programs leave new hires asking themselves, “What’s the point of this?” That’s usually because the organization hasn’t clearly defined or communicated the purpose of the onboarding process, and what they want new hires to get out of it, which only leads to confusion and frustration on both sides. (In fact, a recent CareerBuilder study found that, of the 64 percent of employers who have a structured onboarding process, only 35 percent go over goals and expectations during this time.) And here’s the kicker: If employees feel that onboarding is a waste of time, they might be right. More than half of organizations (55 percent) don’t measure the effectiveness of their onboarding programs, according to research. If you’re not measuring results, how do you know your onboarding experience is even worth your new hires’ time?

Reason #4: There’s. So. Much. Paperwork. Nothing kills a new hire’s enthusiasm for the new job like having to fill out a bunch of paperwork on their very first day. Unfortunately, collecting personal information is a necessary part of the onboarding process; however, there is a way to make it a lot less tedious for your new hires (and your HR team). With the right onboarding technology, you can send new hires the necessary employment forms, verifications, and benefits and learning materials to fill out and sign electronically before they even start. By using a paperless system, you can get the paperwork out of the way, so you can focus on the engagement part of onboarding. The best part? A paperless system makes your HR team’s job easier, and mitigates the risk of human error that can happen when managing information manually.

Reason #5: It’s Information Overload. While you want new hires to become familiar with your company, services and products, clients and culture as soon as possible, you do not want to overwhelm them with too much information too soon. If you rush the onboarding process, it doesn’t enable new hires time to absorb all of the information you’re throwing at them, truly get a sense of the culture, and understand or appreciate how their roles contribute to overall company goals. The ideal onboarding process should last weeks or even months – not just a few days or hours. This gives the employee time to get acclimated to the new role, ask questions and get feedback, meet performance goals and set a solid groundwork for success.


6 Reasons Onboarding Matters — Especially in Higher Turnover Industries


Did you know that 20 percent of employee turnover happens in the first 90 days of employment? That’s according to IDC Research, and the finding underscores the importance of addressing the need for an effective onboarding process. This is often especially acute in industries with traditionally higher turnover such as retail, health care and manufacturing.

It’s difficult, or one can argue impossible, to create a tailored onboarding experience for individual hires without software when these types of companies have a healthy mix of hourly workers, salary workers and consultants  working out of different locations. It all starts with having a solid recruitment strategy or applicant tracking system (ATS) that can help you find and hire people — and an onboarding solution that can help to retain all the great hires you’ve made.

Great new hire onboarding should start the minute a job applicant accepts your offer, ensures that the new hire is ready to work on Day 1, and the employee stays motivated and engaged until he/she becomes fully productive.

CareerBuilder’s onboarding solution, powered by SilkRoad, helps you engage new hires early, automate administrative tasks, deliver a consistent and scalable new hire experience, accelerate time to productivity, and give new hires a reason to stay.

“Our overall challenge would be onboarding and turnover throughout six facilities. Trying to find the best candidate while still being competitive within the market seems to be a big struggle for us. That’s why we connected with CareerBuilder on what we can do to make easier for the candidate.” – Corporate recruiter, West Liberty Foods

Here are six key reasons you should invest in onboarding technology, especially if you’re in a high-turnover industry:

  1. You can accelerate time to productivity. Great onboarding results from being able to deliver the right content to the right people at the right time. Automated workflows and business rules make sure that happens. You can tailor the onboarding experience as much as you want, yet provide complete brand and messaging consistency.
  2. You can go paperless with eForms. You can save significant costs by eliminating paper forms, postage and copies. You can easily create eForms with the eForm builder plus get access to an eForms library of hundreds of the most used forms.
  3. You can decrease compliance risk. CareerBuilder Onboarding provides a seamless end-to-end I-9/eVerify process, reducing errors and compliance risk. Direct integration lowers costs and provides a consistent process, so it’s easier to maintain compliance.
  4. You will be able to provide a branded experience. You will have an easily branded employee onboarding portal. Add content to reflect your organization’s talent brand, culture, spirit, etc.
  5. You can tailor the experience if you have a more complex workforce. If you have multiple locations, brands, and/or languages, you can tailor your new hire experiences to fit those situations with CareerBuilder Onboarding.
  6. Integrations become easier. You can seamlessly integrate with your CareerBuilder ATS as well as background screening.

All Hell Broke Loose When Mike Pence Revealed Who Funded The Migrant Caravan

Robert Mueller Got A Life Changing Surprise About This Star Witness Against Trump


Robert Mueller thought he had lined up his biggest win.

He flipped one witness who everyone believed held the smoking gun to finally nail Donald Trump.

But Robert Mueller just got an unwelcome surprise about his star witness.

Robert Mueller Turns Paul Manafort Into His Star Witness

Anti-Trump forces cheered when Mueller secured a guilty plea from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

They thought Manafort knew where all the bodies were buried.

He had business ties to Russia.

And he was running the campaign when WikiLeaks began releasing hacked emails from the Democrat National Committee.

The anti-Trump media’s hopes rose, even more, when they learned Mueller’s team interviewed Manafort for more than 50 hours.

They were convinced Manafort had to be dishing on Trump.

CNN’s Chris Cilizza wrote:


Robert Mueller Gets A Big Surprise About Manafort’s Testimony

But Manafort dashed Mueller’s hopes.

He provided no smoking gun.

His testimony did not help Mueller in his quest to take down Trump.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he and Keith Downing discussed Manafort’s testimony under a joint defense agreement.

Downing told Giuliani that Manafort did not offer any incriminating evidence on Trump.

“He’s just telling me the conclusion that he’s not in a conflicted position with us,”Giuliani said, according to the report.

“If he wants to communicate information, Manafort, he’s allowed to do that. There’s nothing that stops him from doing that,” Giuliani stated. “All I’m interested in is: Is there anything we need to know with regard to us?”

Giuliani said Manafort discussed many topics that were “about a lot of things, none of which are incriminating with regard to the president.”

Manafort worked with the same lobbying group as Tony Podesta – the brother of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta – on lobbying in Ukraine.

Mueller swept up Tony Podesta and his Podesta Group lobbying firm in his investigation.

The special counsel referred Podesta and former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig and former Congressman Vin Weber to prosecutors for criminal charges.

Mueller referred them to Manhattan prosecutors for failing to register as foreign agents for their work lobbying on behalf of a political party in Ukraine.

Manafort flipping on Trump was the latest cable news craze about the Russia probe that turned out to be nothing.

That’s why the media’s latest round of Russia coverage is focused on preparing the left for the reality that Mueller won’t turn up any dirt on Trump.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

Rush Limbaugh Revealed A Secret About The Mail Bombs That Had Everyone Talking


Democrats and the fake news media pounced on the suspicious packages mailed to the Democrats and CNN.

They seized on the mail bombs to claim the American people must reject Donald Trump in November.

But Rush Limbaugh revealed a secret about the bombs that had everyone talking.

Rush Limbaugh Reveals The Media’s Real Plan

On a recent broadcast, Limbaugh discussed the mail bombs and how the media made use of them.

Limbaugh noted that the bombs were supposed to look crude – like they were made by a Trump supporter who lives out in the woods.

But none of the bombs exploded.

To Limbaugh, that meant they were specifically designed to look basic.

He believes an expert was behind the bombs.

Limbaugh began, “It takes some expertise here to manufacture bombs like this. If it’s true that they’re not intended to go off, and if it’s true that they’re meant to look crude and made by people that starred in the movie Deliverance, it takes bomb-making skill to put together bombs like that. I mean, these bombs, mail bombs have timers on ’em. Folks, there… A mail bomb, any bomb expert knows you don’t put a timer on a mail bomb. A mail bomb is designed to go off when it’s opened. You put a timer on there strictly for visual effect because every bomb on TV has a timer.”

“Remember, we are a TV society. What we see on TV we tend to believe. Therefore bombs are featured in many TV shows and movies. And every bomb has a countdown timer on it. So these do too. Except they’re not active. They’re not turned on. They’re not counting down. And they’re not connected to anything. They’re just there for show. The stamps have not been canceled. I mean, as though they would have progressed through some sort of standard procedure at the post office,” he continued.

The Truth About The Bombs Raises New Questions

None of the bombs exploded.

Tom Winter of NBC News reported this was because they were not made to explode.

He tweeted:

NBC News: Law enforcement sources say that at this point in the review of the bombs it is clear that some were incapable of exploding. Whether that was a design flaw or intentional is not yet known. Analysis is ongoing

They say to treat any suspicious package as if it were real.

This backed up earlier reporting by former Fox News reporter Adam Housley who said his law enforcement sources told him the bombs were “hoaxes.”

This raises serious questions about the intent and motivation of the bomber.

Rush Limbaugh Asks One Final Question

Limbaugh asked another question about the media coverage of the bombs.

He said he heard “drive-by” journalists claiming this story was depressing Republican voter enthusiasm.

But no pollsters ran any surveys.

Limbaugh claimed this was just wish-fulfillment on their part.

If all the fake news journalists went on TV and said Republican voters were disgusted by Trump inciting these bombs, then no one would show up and vote.

You have to view everything the fake news media says in terms of how it helps Democrats win elections.

If you understand that, you understand the psychology behind how the media frames and covers stories.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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