Why Relational Onboarding is Key for New Hires

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Relational Onboarding New Hires

In this guide, you’ll learn:

  • Why organizations should introduce Relationship Intelligence (RQ) during onboarding
  • The four pillars of RQ and why they matter
  • How focusing on relationship building helps to reduce turnover and improve productivity


Great employee onboarding can improve employee retention by 82% and productivity by over 70%. Many organizations believe their onboarding is great. However, their employees aren’t as convinced, as only 12% strongly agree their organizations are doing a great job of integrating new hires.

Traditionally, onboarding has been viewed as an “HR thing.” Focusing on paperwork, processes, and protocols during the first 30 days. However, organizations are overlooking one of the biggest keys to long-term success for new hires: the relational aspect.

Relationships build trust, generate commitment, and drive results. The fight for retention starts on day one, and with the current competition for talent and high turnover, organizations need to focus on helping new hires feel connected, committed, and valued.

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