You’re probably glad the hiring process is over.
So – after you’ve invested all that time and energy – why in the world would you make a new employee feel like a “second class citizen” once they’re actually on board?
If you’re like most managers, chances are, you don’t even realize you’re doing it.
But considering the fact that many new hires leave after just a few short months on the job, unhappy newbies are a reality in the workplace. And, as a leading staffing services firm in Phoenix, PrideStaff knows it’s in your best interest to engage your newest team members from the get-go, so they get off on the best foot possible.
So what are some ways you could be turning off your new hires? Here’s a look at 5 of them:
1. You don’t have a workspace ready for them.
Your new hire gets to the office, excited and looking forward to their first day on the job…only to find out they’ve been forgotten about. No desk or workspace has been set up, so they need to wait in the lobby while you scramble around to get them up and running.
2. You schedule their first day when their supervisor is away.
The relationship a new hire has with their supervisor is an important one. And if you schedule their first day on the job at a time when their supervisor is not in the office, you’re going to leave a bad taste in the mouth of the new employee. They’ll assume the supervisor didn’t think meeting them was all that important, even if that’s not really the case.
3. You walk the new employee to their new desk…and then walk away.
Your new hire needs to be welcomed, not left alone on their first day. So don’t expect them to just hit the ground running and get to know people on their own. Introduce them around, assign a mentor to them, and make sure they have lunch plans for the first few days. You want them to feel like a part of the team – not like they just made a big mistake by accepting your job offer.
4. You keep the new employee up to their elbows in paperwork the first day.
The last thing a new employee wants to do is feel like they’re taking out a mortgage on their first day of the job. So try to keep the paperwork to a minimum. If you can, send it to them before their scheduled start date so most of it is already completed once they arrive.
5. You don’t have anything for the new employee to do.
The paperwork is signed off on, introductions have been made, a workspace is set and ready to go…and then your new hire has to sit and wait. If that’s the case, they’ll wonder why you hired them in the first place, leaving them feeling uncertain and frustrated. To avoid this, know on their first day what tasks and projects you want to get them going on.
Need Help Hiring New Employees?
If you need professional help finding and hiring top candidates, let PrideStaff know. As one of the leading staffing services firms in Phoenix, we work closely with top organizations throughout the area to identify their unique staffing needs and deliver quicker placements, better employees, and achieved goals. And we can do the same for you!
Want to learn more? Contact PrideStaff today.