A recent study reported by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) revealed that nearly one-third of those surveyed had left their job within the first six months. Many of these workers cited
issues such as unclear instructions, insufficient training and lack of support from co-workers as their main reason for leaving. With the recruiting costs now coming in at up to two times the annual salary, this lack of employee satisfaction at the earliest stages of employment is a problem HR departments cannot afford to ignore.
While you always want to make sure the HR department has an open-door policy, where new hires can reach out for answers or support, it also is recommended to check in around the one-month point. Use this time to make sure all required training courses and certifications have been completed or are scheduled for completion, and to ensure there is no outstanding paperwork. In addition, take time to review the employee’s job description, discuss performance goals and address any questions or concerns the employee may have.