When you take on a new hire, you have a 50-50 chance of making them successful, even after the due diligence in the recruiting process. Think of your new hire as an investment, how can you set them up for success?
How to acclimate a new hire
- Make them comfortable
- Ensure the environment is comfortable. New hires don't yet know the cultural norms at your organization, so they are more likely to be quiet and not as involved.
- Consistently sssure them they are doing well, and that you are glad to have them there
- New hires should be well informed that they always have access to HR or their manager in regards to new ideas or concerns.
Don't miss opportunities to reward, thank and congratulate. - John Mauck, WLR Automotive Group
According to a report by TLNT, one third of new hires quit their new job within the first six months.
Why is taking the time to motivate a new hire important?
- Makes them feel like part of the team
- Allows them to feel more comfortable with their coworkers, ask questions, voice concerns
- If this employee feels comfortable speaking up, they can be a valuable resource for new eyes on the company
- The more comfortable an employees is to have a friend at work (which is important!), the more likely you are to retain the employee
- Helps the new employee adjust to the company’s culture and see how they fit in
- The longer an employee is retained, the more money is saved on replacing the employee