ONBOARDING How well does your company welcome new hires?

A 2013 study showed that 22% of new hires fail in the first 45 days. The on boarding process is your chance to help a new hire feel part of the team and confirm they made the right career choice.

Onboarding new hires

 

Companies invest time and money to find the best new hires, but how much effort goes into the company's orientation or on boarding program? A 2013 study showed that 22% of new hires fail in the first 45 days. The on boarding process is your chance to help a new hire feel part of the team and confirm they made the right career choice. A good on boarding program will include plans for the first day, first week and on going support for the first 6 months. Your program should be designed to ensure new hires adapt to your culture and learn the ins and outs of "how we do things around here" as quickly as possible. The majority of new hire failures will be due to interpersonal reasons versus a skill mismatch. Managers should make sure they invest time in the new hire. Have a plan in place for the first week, pair new hires with a mentor, and where possible, try to limit time spent reading manuals and completing forms to 1-2 hours per day.

 

Carol Irwin is a Labour Source's Human Resource Consultant.  The content of this blog reflects Carol's personal and professional insight's of this ever changing world.   

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ONBOARDING How well does your company welcome new hires?
A 2013 study showed that 22% of new hires fail in the first 45 days. The on boarding process is your chance to help a new hire feel part of the team and confirm they made the right career choice.

Staffing Industry's Important Role in the Economy
Contract and temporary employment gives individuals the opportunity to better manage work and personal responsibilities.

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