Turnover-related expenses can add up to 200% of an employee’s salary.
An effective onboarding program is your first defense against turnover. It is critical to make the most of an employee’s first 90 days on the job. Blow the opportunity and you might send the person packing before he or she even has a chance to contribute on any level. Don’t commit the following common mistakes:
- Cramming months’ worth of information into one-day sessions. New hires will be likely to tune out or forget the topics you cover.
- Running unprepared, unorganized orientations. Newcomers will feel underappreciated, and you’ll give them the impression that you are disorganized—and even uncaring or rude.
- Turning orientation into “bore”ientation. The orientation process is your opportunity to assure your new employees that they made the right choice to join your team.
- Throwing new hires to the wolves. Expecting new teammates to “catch on” without providing adequate coaching and support highly increases the chances that they’ll fail.
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