Starting Well – Avoiding the Mental Health Challenges of Onboarding


About 20% of employees leave within their first 45 days of employment. Nearly 30% of jobseekers left their jobs within the first 90 days of employment (according to Work Institutes retention report).

Many leaders and businesses do not appreciate the significant mental health issues that are created for both the new starter, the Manager, and the existing team members when a new starter begins their onboarding process, it can be a stressful time and also a time of grieving the last role that they were in, letting go and adapting to the new career opportunity. Some people adapt more easily than others. Yes it can be exciting, but the huge uncertainty about the new role, the new manager, the new systems, and the new relationships place a huge stress load on the new starter.

If the new incumbent does not have well developed self-awareness and emotional regulation skills, then this high stress load impacts on their full brain capability, which affects their ability to learn, ramp up fast, develop effective working relationships and enjoy the new role.

At Mondo Search we care about finding good people for good we care to the core and have partnered with a professional in his field to provide a service to teach leaders how to induct well and to support new hires into the organisation.

Please call us for more information and we can line up a presentation of how we can support your organisation to provide professional induction experiences


Key Learning Outcomes

1.New starters – Understanding the mental health challenges of anxiety, anger, depression and stress 

2.The impact on the team – how to build inclusion

3.The critical role of the Manager – balancing the development of the new starter – too tight or too loose.

For more information please email our Head of Research and Client Services.