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The Critical First Day

Consider the claim that 31% of new employees will quit within the first six months. Then calculate how much it costs just to replace an employee who leaves your company.

These are two reasons why the best companies maintain very close control over the experience of orienting a new employee, with particular emphasis on the first day.

What do you hope that your new person will tell his/her spouse after returning home from the first day at your company? Filling out forms is not fun, and some of this might be processed before the first day or at least handed out in small quantities through the first week or two.

Have you arranged for selected management members to meet the newcomer and explain the company culture? Do you get constant feedback to see how successful you are in creating an effective on-boarding process?


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