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How to Get New Hires off to a Great Start

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How things go during a new employee’s first days and weeks on the job can make the difference between a great hire and a disastrous one. From day one, it’s important to make new employees feel comfortable so they can quickly reach the goals they were hired to achieve.

According to studies compiled by Sasha Corp., it costs a business $3,000 to $13,000 to replace the average employee, so there’s plenty of incentive. Here’s how to successfully manage the new hire from the start:

Communicate expectations

Can you remember your first day on a job? To some, starting a new job feels like the first day of high school; to others, it’s comparable to crossing the border into a foreign country. For the fresh hire, everything is new and different. While everyone else is hard at work, the new person sits at an empty desk waiting to find out what happens next. Much of this unproductive anxiety can be eliminated with an informative phone c...(register to read more)

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