You spend thousands of dollars and countless hours to attract top quality employees through advertising, interviewing and wooing talent. And when you finally get them, what do you do? If you are like most employers, you squander the best opportunity you have to engage, shape and retain them as employees.
Most employers are so driven to find talent and make a good first impression through the recruitment process that they neglect to think about what will happen once the employee shows up on their first day, ready for work.
Seem counter intuitive? If you are going to spend valuable time and money acquiring employees and paying them to come to work, why not prepare them to succeed and convince them to stay?
The first 90 days play a significant role in a new hire’s developing opinions about you as an employer. Their experiences during this highly-impressionable period directly affect their long-term engagement, retention and performance.
Recruiting new employees is a significant investment of resources. To maximize that return and to ensure that your new employees prosper (and persist) at your company, follow these five strategies for success.
Amy Hirsh Robinson, Principal, Interchange Group
Workforce Strategies for the New Economy