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A new hire’s first six months: 10 key pitfalls to avoid

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by Amy Hirsh Robinson

woman holding hired signIt doesn’t take long for people to decide if they’ll be short-term or long-term employees.

Especially during the first six months of employment, employees are highly alert to signals and experiences—however minor—that will help them navigate their new work environment.

In this impressionable state, they are more likely to jump to conclusions about their employer before having all the data.

For employers, making a favorable impression during these first six months is critical to employee retention, engagement and productivity.

The problem: Most employers focus on making good first impressions during the recruitment process. They neglect to think about what will happen once the employee accepts the job and arrives ready for work.

Employees who attended a structured orientation program are 69% more likely to remain with the company after three years than those who do not, according to research conducted by...(register to read more)

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