A warm welcome – five tips for business owners hiring new employees
Imagine it’s the first day of your new job.
How are you feeling? Excited? Nervous? Perhaps you’re asking yourself what your new colleagues will be like, and what’s expected on you in your new role.
Whatever’s on your mind, how you feel about the day ahead will depend significantly on the experience you’ve already had with the business.
In other words — the tone’s largely been set.
When someone joins a small business, the focus is, understandably, often on getting that person on the job as quickly as possible. That can mean the initial business welcome and introduction is overlooked, and can make a huge difference when it comes to employee retention.
The importance of a low turnover
A quick glance at the CIPD’s Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey 2020 shows what a difference a high turnover can make financially. It says the median cost of hiring senior managers is £5,000; £2,000 for other employees.
Aside from spend, there’s also the time it takes to find your new employee as well as getting them up to speed and inducting them into your organisation.
And will you even find the right candidate?
The same report says 73% percent of those who responded who tried to recruit over the past 12 months experienced hiring difficulties, with professionals and specialists seemingly the hardest posts to fill.
Getting off on the right foot
What helps set that all-important tone?
One of the key aspects that will make a difference — and that you can easily influence — is creating the right welcome.
Here are some tips to get things off on the right foot —
High employee turnover costs your business time, productivity and money, and this is particularly problematic when there’s a tendency for employees to leave after just a short period of time. Luckily, there’s much you can do to tackle unwanted turnover.
It starts with a comprehensive and well planned welcome.
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