There’s a lot that can go wrong for new employees, and sometimes the companies are to blame, a research from staffing firm OfficeTeam suggests. More than half (54 percent) of workers said they’ve experienced at least one mishap when starting a new job. One-third (33 percent) stated their computer, phone or security access wasn’t properly set up when they arrived. Another 22 percent said necessary supplies were not provided at the outset.
Despite some first-day flubs, half (50 percent) of HR managers felt their company’s onboarding process is very effective and 42 percent stated it’s somewhat effective.
Be aware of these new staff setbacks and make sure your new employees get to start on the right note. Making the onboarding process smooth and effective is essential for retention and reputation!