What to avoid so your new hires don’t leave in the first 4-12 weeks?
30% of new employees quit in the first 90 days, according to a new survey from Jobvite. If you don’t want the effort and expense of hiring to be wasted, follow these tips to retain new hires:
Create communication between everyone in the hiring process. The recruiter should check in regularly with the candidate during the interview process, and then hand over to the HR team and manager to keep following up with them after hiring. Make sure each person discusses expectations - try asking your new hire what’s surprised them about the job.
ASSIGN A BUDDY
New hires may feel too intimidated to ask a manager questions or tell them about problems, so assign your newcomer a peer buddy who can mentor them. The buddy can give you a good reading on where the new hire is at during their first 90 days.
HAVE A CULTURE OF SPEAKING UP
Demonstrate that in your company culture, everyone’s voice is heard - 88% of job seekers say company culture is key. When someone brings something to your attention, make sure you listen instead of making it their fault.
WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE DOES QUIT
If someone does want to leave in the first 90 days, it’s possible they were just a bad hire - but usually, it’s worth seeing if you can persuade them to stay. Ask why they want to leave. Often, you’ll find the issue can be solved - especially if you’ve followed all the above tips.