An overwhelming number of employees decide in the first six months if they will stay with a company. Companies who have a consistent mapped out onboarding process are likely to have employees in it for the long haul.

Poor onboarding can set a new employee up for failure and change their outlook on your company. The result can be high cost and even higher turnover rate. Whether you have a formal, structured approach or an informal, laid back onboarding process, it is important that you have one.

Here are five basic ways you can improve your onboarding process: