The Garbage Can
Sometimes, the obstacles lying in the way of satisfaction for new employees are small and easy to address. For instance, one of our new hires responded in one of his new hire surveys that having a garbage bin at this desk would improve his working conditions. We were surprised because we thought he had a trash can. It was an easy fix. Someone grabbed one for him and the issue was resolved.
Checking in with new employees on a regular basis can help them more successfully integrate into your company.
Common Obstacles To Watch For:
Employee onboarding or training questions
Lack of basic tools and resources
Trouble breaking the ice with other co-workers
Confusion about job expectations
Communication problems with a supervisor
By identifying new employees’ concerns early on, you can reduce new hire turnover within the first 100 days of employment.