Hiring Wisdom: What If Your New Hires Don’t Up and Quit?

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What would you do differently if you knew for sure that your new hires would stay with you for at least the next two (2) years?

Would you:

  • Train them differently?
  • Spend more time with them?
  • Teach them what it takes to be outrageously successful?
  • Map out a career path with milestones to aim for?
  • Increase their responsibilities over time?
  • Ask for their ideas about how to do things better, faster, safer, cheaper?

It is just as easy to assume they will stay as to assume they will leave and, this is the important part, our assumptions often shape our reality.

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This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

 

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.

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1 Comment on “Hiring Wisdom: What If Your New Hires Don’t Up and Quit?

  1. I agree – expectations do truly affect employee performance. If you roll out the red carpet (so to speak) and make a big deal of welcoming new employees and really investing in the employee onboarding process, they’ll be able to better set their employees up for long-term success.

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