The first days on the job for senior living hires and other workers can leave a bit to be desired, a new survey finds. More than half (59%) experience a mishap during the onboarding process, according to a survey sponsored by Accountemps.
Only one-third (33%) indicated their firm’s onboarding process for new hires was very effective. About half (46%) noted it was somewhat effective. The most common miscues involved technology that wasn’t properly set up (39%), lack of necessary supplies (24%) and not being introduced to colleagues (21%).
“Seemingly minor missteps can have a major impact on new employee morale,” said Michael Steinitz, senior executive director for Accountemps.
“In today’s market, where employees are in the driver’s seat, it’s especially important for companies to make a good first impression. Managers need to pay attention to even the smallest details so new hires feel welcomed and empowered to start contributing right away,” he added.