Most employees decide within their first six months at a company whether they plan to stay, which make the onboarding process crucial to retention, Karie Willyerd writes. New hires should be tapped into company social networks before they even arrive, so they can start building relationships and learning more about their position. "Make it easy on your new employees to find information and you can make a big first step in improving their time to productivity," Willyerd writes.

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