You know how critical it is to attract and keep good candidates, especially in times of fierce competition for talent. Yet, studies continue to show that as many as 40-50% of new employees leave within the first three months. Many of those new hires cite a poor onboarding experience as the reason.
A welcome letter may appear to only be a small part of that onboarding program, but it plays a critical part in the overall process. And standard welcome letters are a thing of the past — candidates and new hires in today’s recruiting process expect to feel welcomed, and even celebrated, before they even start work.
Let's explore what a welcome letter is, why it's important, and what to include to write a winning letter for your new employees. You'll find a welcome letter template at the end of the article.