Hiring a large number of new employees in a short period of time can be a challenge for businesses, particularly when it comes to onboarding and retaining them.
Here are some tips from MERJE Front-Line Talent experts on how to onboard and retain volume hires:
Make sure your new recruits don't feel lost in the crowd. Take the time to get to know each new hire individually, and express an interest in their background and goals. This will help them feel welcome and valued.
Don't let problems build up. Encourage honest feedback during the training/probation period. This will help you identify and address any potential issues early on, before they lead to someone leaving.
Recognise and reward. Use gamification and incentives to celebrate the achievements of individuals and the whole group of new starters. This will help to motivate them and make their work fun and meaningful.
Communicate regularly. Check in with new team members often to see how they are doing and address any concerns they may have. This will help to build trust and rapport, and reduce the risk of people leaving.
Create a structured onboarding programme. This will help to ensure that all new hires receive the same information and training and feel well-equipped to be successful in their new role.
HR can't do it alone! Partner with other departments, such as IT, training, and marketing, to create a rounded, seamless onboarding experience for new hires.
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