Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.
Have you ever experienced arriving all fresh and ready to go for your first day at a new job but your manager is running late? Maybe the receptionist doesn’t know where your desk is (if you even have one)? Worse still, perhaps nobody is even expecting you?
A poor onboarding experience can ruin a new job for any employee.
As their manager, it is your role to ensure their first impression is a good one. It’s important they settle in well and overcome any initial hurdles of a new workplace and a new environment as quickly as possible in order to begin adding value to your team and organization.
How can you be sure you’re giving them what they need? What can you do to prevent the nearly 33% of new hires who start looking for a new job within their first six months on the job?
Every phase of the on-boarding process with a new employee is important, from before they begin their job, through their first month, to the successful completion of their first year. It’s up to you to create a welcoming atmosphere and provide the guidance necessary along the way for every new team member to acclimate to what it’s like working in your team or business.
Our friends at The Business Backer have created a fantastic infographic to help you make sure that your new employee is set up for success in the first 90 days.