Top 6 Employee Onboarding Statistics

Kristina Martic
Aug 7, 2018 · 2 min read

These top 6 employee onboarding statistics prove that onboarding matter more than you think!

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Building a case for employee onboarding

You probably already know that a successful employee onboarding program helps to improve retention, engagement, satisfaction, and productivity of your new employees.

However, many HR professionals report having some trouble explaining that to their company leaders.

This is why we compiled the list of the most important onboarding statistics!

Use these statistics to back up your case for onboarding and prove why onboarding new employees matters (more than they think!).

Top 6 employee onboarding statistics

We divided the top 6 employee onboarding statistics into 2 main categories.

First category proves the importance of a well structured employee onboarding.

The second category proves the benefits of a successful employee onboarding program.

1. Employee onboarding importance statistics

Without (or with bad) employee onboarding:

  1. Companies lose 25% of all new employees within a year (Source: Allied Workforce Mobility Survey)
  2. Up to 20% of employee turnover happens in the first 45 days (Source: O.C. Tanner)
  3. 32% of global executives rate the onboarding they experienced as poor (Source: Harvard Business Review) and replacing each failed executive can cost a business up to 213% of his or her salary (Source: Center for American Progress).

2. Employee onboarding benefits statistics

With a successful employee onboarding:

  1. 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they experienced great onboarding (Source: Society For Human Resources Management).
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  1. Organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 50% greater new-hire productivity (Source: Society For Human Resources Management).
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  1. 54% of companies with onboarding programs reported higher employee engagement (Source: Society For Human Resources Management).
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