Top 5 reasons why companies, big or small, should prioritise employee onboarding experience

Author: Founder and CEO at Modlify

Embarking on a new job is like stepping into uncharted territory. For companies, it's not just about filling a position; it's about setting the stage for long-term success with your most important asset; your people.

First Impressions That Last

First impressions are like a company's handshake – firm, warm, and memorable. A stellar onboarding experience creates a positive introduction to your company culture, making new hires feel valued and excited about their roles. Small businesses can leverage this to instill their core values, while larger corporations can use it to reinforce their established culture.

Employee Engagement and Retention Boost

Studies show that employees who undergo a structured onboarding process are 58% more likely to stay with the organization after three years. Its hard enough to find great people that will fit your culture; but how companies engage them after the offer is made really matters.

Rapid Productivity Acceleration

Time is money, and a swift onboarding process means quicker productivity. Efficient onboarding ensures that employees understand their roles, company processes, and get to know their colleagues, reducing the time it takes for them to become fully productive. Startups can often have the human touch but lack structure, while large enterprises don't focus enough on creating a process routed in a great experience.

Cultivating a positive work culture

A positive onboarding experience contributes to a healthy work culture. When employees feel supported and welcomed, it sets the stage for teamwork and collaboration.

Turning Employees into Brand Advocates

Your employees are the best ambassadors for your brand. A positive onboarding experience turns new hires into enthusiastic advocates, both within and outside the organization. Make their onboarding experience stand out and its amplified from the very beginning.


Its not just about branded hoodies and a shiny new laptop. Its about everybody in the company delivering consistent but personalised employee onboarding experience.

You might be interested in our blog "Using modlify to create consistent but personal employee onboarding experience."