Most new employees starting a job are doing so because they feel it is the right thing to do and it is a career move that will pay off for them in the future.
However, quite quickly it can sometimes appear that it isn’t going to work out and this could be for a number of reasons.
Bad recruitment – this sometimes cannot be helped because you don’t always know how good that person is actually going to be for the role until they are sat at their office desk actually doing it. Sometimes this can be helped; recruitment of new staff can sometimes be a panic move to fill a vacant office chair that, if it remains unfilled, is impacting on the current performance of the firm. Bad recruitment from panicking will only prolong the firm’s suffering.
A bad or none existent induction – particularly impactful on the new starter if yours is a larger organisation – no induction is very daunting for a newbie. One of the most essential elements of brining a new person on board is ensuring that they have open and clear communication from taking their job brief to interacting within internal departments to ensure they fulfill their role effectively. A newbie who doesn’t know who to speak to and what to do to fulfill the next step of their role may well spend a few hours contemplating their future at the company.
It is all very well showing the new person their office furniture and work station but if they do not understand their role then they are unlikely to stay with you for long.