No matter how hard you try, not every new hire is going to succeed. There are a lot of reasons that someone may not work out, including an inability to get along with the team or a failure to live up to expectations. But there are some common threads that can help you determine why new hires might not work out and plan to make better hires in the future. Here are a few of the red flags and reasons why new hires fail.
The Hiring Process Was Too Fast
Sometimes hiring managers fall into a trap. They have a need and it has to be filled right away, so hire the very next person who feels like they might be able to do the job. But this quick time to hire doesn’t allow for you to truly vet an applicant.
However, you also need to be sure that you’re not taking too long either. If you leave qualified candidates waiting for your response, they may move on to other jobs. You really need to create a process that falls comfortably in the middle.
The Expectations Don’t Match the Job
Time and time again we hear that the job doesn’t match the description of the job. Makes sure that what you’re hiring for matches the expectations. If an employee starts a job and finds that it doesn’t at all match their expectations, they’ll wonder what else you were inconsistent about.
An employee wants to feel informed and comfortable about their own decision. A bait and switch, even if it’s only their perception, will automatically create tension for the new job. Be consistent and communicate effectively at all stages.
There Was No Onboarding
Finally, a lot of new employees quit before their first 90 days is up simply because they never felt like they received enough training or information about how to work at your company. Onboarding is a critical process, and not a step to skip.
If you’ve found that you’re losing a lot of new employees shortly after their hire date, it’s time to take a look at your onboarding process. How can you improve it for better retention?
Do you want to improve your employee retention rates? ProStaff can help, so contact us today.