Great employee onboarding can improve employee retention by 82%, and yet 88% of organizations were found to lack effective onboarding. Bringing a new hire into your company is a critical phase that needs to be done correctly. The statistics on first impressions, turnover rates (and associated costs), loss of talent and stressors for all involved are sobering. It's never "just" about their first day, or even first week! How a hiring manager helps their new talent and existing team navigate the first few months on the job can be a "make or break" experience.