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Set the Tone for Your Workforce from Day One

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Set the Tone for Your Workforce from Day One

October 25, 2016
By Stefania Viscusi
Assignment Desk, Content Management

The hiring process is never a fun task. Not for those looking to land a gig, nor the ones who need to fill a seat at their operations. It can be a long selection process that, without careful attention, can cause more issues if the wrong candidate is chosen.

Once you’ve found a good match, however, and you’re ready to bring the candidate onboard, it’s important to pay attention to delivering the right message and experiences right from the start. Nothing sets the tone for how the job will play out more than demonstrating professionalism from the get go.

In fact, according to a recent Glint study, new hires that have poor onboarding experiences are eight times more likely to be disengaged at work. Just three months into the new job, they’ll already be underperforming, according to the results.

The new hires were also found to be 11 times less likely to recommend their employer as a good place to work.

What this means for HR teams is that a focus on setting the tone from the start has never been more important. Understanding the pain points will help HR teams to interject when necessary and improve the overall company culture. Creating more engagement in the workplace and focusing on getting new hires involved is also important.

Goutham Kurra, Glint VP of Product and Co-founder, commented on the results of the study, saying, “We know that disengaged employees are significantly more likely to leave the organization. Without a complete understanding of engagement across the employee experience, organizations are missing major opportunities to listen to employees and make improvements that will help them be happier and more successful at work.”

If you’re tasked with people management at your company, you’ll want to keep this in mind. Was your recent hire given a good experience from day one? Are they working as efficiently as they should be? Are other possibly unhappy employees influencing them? Take stock of your situation and start making adjustments as needed. 

Edited by Alicia Young

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