How to Retain Employees: 5 Tips to Stop Your Employee from Leaving in the First 90 Days
Hiring and training a new employee is expensive and time consuming.
To help improve employee retention and prevent having to hire as often, invest
in each member of your staff during their first 90 days. Check out these five
tips to make a lasting impression and encourage your new team member to stay
with your company long after they’ve finished employee onboarding.
Steadily increase your new employee’s workload, so that
they’re able to handle every aspect of their role by the end of their first
three months. You may have them supervise larger projects, work more directly
with your customers, or collaborate with their coworkers on their own ideas. If
you hired this worker to manage other employees, encourage them to start
taking the lead and shaping the future of their department.
3. Send a self-assessment
Near the end of their first few months, ask your new hire to
evaluate themselves. They can share their triumphs and frustrations and let you
know where they still need a little more guidance or training. Through their
self-assessment, you’ll be able to see if they’re beginning to align themselves
with your company’s overall goals.
4. Hold a performance review
After they’ve completed their self-assessment, hold an
informal performance review. This will give you a chance to
celebrate their achievements and nip any potential problems in the bud.
You can also spend part of the review discussing the
employee’s onboarding experience and ask them questions like
How does this role compare to your initial
Who was the most helpful during your training?
Who has been the most welcoming member of the
Where would you like to see yourself go within
the company from here?
By discussing their expectations and experiences so far,
you’ll be able to make sure you’re on the same page, and you can start
determining next steps to increase their effectiveness or to advance in the business.