Why New Hires Fail & What to Do About It

You screened hundreds of resumes, interviewed dozens of candidates, and extended an offer to the best-fit one. A few weeks into the job, they quit. What gives and what can you do to avoid this scenario in the future? As a leading staffing services firm in Central Connecticut, Stewart Staffing is here to help. Below are some mistakes companies make when hiring and onboarding new employees:

Not regularly evaluating your hiring process.

Whether your hiring process is too fast or too slow, the bottom line is that it’s not delivering the candidates you need. Now’s the time to take a step back and reassess it from start to finish. Where can steps be streamlined? Are you probing into the candidate’s personality to ensure a cultural fit? Do you give candidates a chance to ask questions and get the information they need during the interview? Look at all the areas of the process, from job postings to job offers, and identify parts to tweak or totally re-engineer.

Not being clear about job duties and goals.

During the hiring process, you’re setting expectations about the responsibilities for the job and also how success will be measured. However, if a new hire gets up and running and realizes that the position is actually far different from what they were told, they’re going to start disengaging. Instead, when you’re interviewing candidates, make sure you’re clear about challenges, tasks, duties and expectations from the beginning.

Not providing an onboarding and training program.

Even a seasoned veteran needs to be trained and onboarded properly. This should include welcoming and introducing them, ensuring they have access to the tools they need, explaining the company’s goals and visions, and talking about where their position and contributions fit in. The more you can educate new hires, the better they’ll be able to integrate with your team.

Not giving enough feedback.

During those first few days and weeks on the job, it’s important to stay connected with your new hire, offering feedback and guidance along the way. If you don’t, not only is it easy for them to get off track but start to feel isolated. While you don’t have to give them a constant stream of feedback, checking in and monitoring progress will go a long way in helping you forge ties with your new employees.

Get expert help with your hiring process.

As a leading staffing services firm in Central Connecticut, we can make the hiring process easier, faster and more affordable for you, while at the same time giving you access to A-level talent for a variety of positions. Simply contact Stewart Staffing to learn more.

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