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A Warm Welcome: How Inclusive Onboarding Can Cut Turnover and Boost Belonging

Articles Jul 3, 2024

Filling a team vacancy generates excitement and relief, both for the hiring manager and the new employee. In the glow of high expectations of what the individual will add to the organization, few leaders think about attrition. Yet, roughly 31% of new hires will leave their jobs within the first six months, contributing to the $1 trillion US businesses lose every year because of turnover. To beat those statistics, effective leaders can create an inclusive onboarding process that sparks feelings of belonging in those crucial early weeks.


Jackie Ferguson

Jackie (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and vice president of Content and Programming for The Diversity Movement. She wrote the best-seller The Inclusive Language Handbook.