Introduction. The relevance of this study stems from the observed tendency in the labour market, where there is a shortage of specialised personnel in the IT field. Simultaneously, the practice of small start-ups and large IT companies reveals that a more acute management issue is the inefficiency of measures aimed at retaining newly hired specialised and qualified employees who would meet professional requirements and contribute significantly to enhancing the competitiveness of the organisation. The peak of employee layoffs occurs during their onboarding stage.
Aim. To identify and describe the key management processes that facilitate the successful onboarding of specialised employees into an IT company, as well as to establish criteria for assessing the effectiveness of implementing these processes.
Methods. Among the methods used were: secondary analysis of empirical research results, content analysis of scientific publications and specialised articles in open Internet sources.
Results. The significance of adopting a systematic and integrated approach to implementing the process of onboarding and retaining new specialised employees in an IT company is indicated. It is established that the process of integrating specialised employees into the organisation comprises two essential and interrelated managerial sub-processes: adaptation and probation. The criteria for assessing the effectiveness of key management processes that ensure the successful onboarding of specialised employees into an IT company are described.
Scientific novelty. The scientific novelty of the research lies in the highlighted key interrelated and complementary management processes of onboarding specialised employees into an IT company, as well as the criteria for their effectiveness that are identified and described.
Practical significance. The results of the study can be used by managers and specialists who ensure the processes of attracting and retaining specialised employees in an IT company.