Business leaders agree on the importance of onboarding with 79% of them indicating it as both an urgent and important priority for their organization (Deloitte HumanCapital Trends 2014). However, only 32% of companies currently have a formal onboarding process in place (Abeerden research report, 2014). Onboarding programs are a scarce resource –and, even when they exist, they often fall short of expectations. Many studies show that managers and employees alike challenge the quality and effectiveness of integration plans within their organizations.
What accounts for this reluctance to create widespread and effective onboarding programs?