Date of Award

5-25-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business Administration: Management and Leadership and University Honors

Department

Business Administration

First Advisor

David Cadiz

Subjects

Small business -- Management, Turnover (Business) -- United States, Supervision of employees, Employee orientation

DOI

10.15760/honors.553

Abstract

Employee turnover is a costly and common issue in the modern US workforce. As American worker engagement remains stagnant, employers must look at ways to ensure maximum employee retention. Onboarding is a universal process that all employees undergo when joining a business, as well as an effective way to manage turnover and ensure that employee remains at the company longer. With a lack of academic literature based on onboarding methods tailored to small businesses, there is a clear need for managers to be able to access the same quality of information as their larger competitors. Using a literature review and an analysis of current business practices, this paper serves as a resource for small businesses looking to better understand the costs and benefits of various onboarding strategies so they can develop an optimal onboarding strategy for themselves.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25253

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