Job-hopping is the new normal in today’s workplace, and it’s not limited to recent graduates. People of all ages are leaving their jobs for greener pastures more frequently than they used to. The median tenure for workers over the age of 55 is just 2.53 years, and our research shows that one in four workers will leave their jobs this year. We’ve got a retention problem that spans generations, and it’s costing companies billions of dollars every year.Read More
When a new employee starts their first day chances are they go through some type of orientation. The employee is bombarded with paperwork, documents about benefits and given a tour of the building and where the bathrooms are located. After a few days that employee is on their own and probably wondering if they made the right decision.
Companies may think that type of orientation program will set their new employee up for success. Unfortunately, they couldn’t be further from the truth. A deeper bond needs to be made with the employee and employer before the first day. Filling out paperwork and learning about your benefits is necessary; however, it should play a back seat to engagement, which can mean the difference between a long-term employee and one who leaves.