The first six months of a new employee’s tenure are extremely important. From proper management to detailed onboarding, this is the time when an employee really learns about the company and its processes. During this time employees establish working relationships with the team or department involved.
Unfortunately many companies have high turnover rates for new employees. For a second, take a look at what you, the company, is doing, rather than the employees themselves. In a lot of instances, it can be an internal issue.
Take a look at these instances to see if that’s why your new employees are failing:
- Recruitment: Many times employers look to hire as fast as possible. They may hire someone who seems to fit but lacks the exact skills or personal interest, which sets both parties up for failure.
- Introduction and Onboarding: The company does not do a great job at explaining what the company does and its internal processes. Oftentimes this is a result of staff not welcoming the new employee in an open manner.
- Communication: Some companies are not clear in the job description or introduction what is expected of the employee.
- Management: There can be confusion as to who to report to, and multiple managers can give mixed signals. This is not only confusing to new hires, it doesn’t allow them to be productive.
- Code of Conduct and Rules: These are not identified or explained, which is a disadvantageous to both employees, and employers.
- Management (again): Employees aren’t given adequate guidance. If they get off track or no help or feedback, they can lose sight of goals.
- Job Description: The job expectations and parameters change, and if the employee is not made aware of these changes, then they will not be able to conform to the new duties.
The majority of new employees want to do well and succeed. If you can find the right match and provide them with the right tools and guidance, they will. Keep lines of communication open in your organization. Don’t be afraid to change your recruiting and onboarding structure.
If you want to find the best employees for your position, contact Clark Personnel Service today!