The link between employee appreciation and retention isn’t rocket science: show your people you appreciate them and they’re more likely to do a good job. And less likely to spend their lunchtime scanning job sites! And the good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune - or even anything at all.
Do you hire interns? If so, what do your new hire checklist and intern onboarding process look like? Do you approach internships as a valuable source of talent? Does your onboarding reflect that? Talent pipelines help you get first pick of smart individuals and internships can be a big part of that.
No matter how hard we try to keep our work and personal lives separate it’s inevitable that issues with our partner, children, finances etc can have a knock on effect at work. Therefore it’s crucial that your HR department is ready and equipped to help employees who may need a little extra support.
Employees resign for all sorts of reasons but if your brand new employees are upping and quitting before the ink on their contract has barely had time to dry, the issue is something you’re doing - or not doing - during their onboarding. And that’s where your new hire checklist template comes in.
If your people aren’t engaged with your company and the work they’re doing, not only are they not being productive (on your time and money!) but they’re probably not going to stick around for long either. Here's how to tell if your new hire strategy works.