Did you know that an employee that is properly welcomed into an organization has a significantly higher rate of staying on long-term than an employee who is left to fend for themselves on their first day?

Why?

It’s simple. Imagine your first day at a new job. You arrive to your desk to find it decorated with welcome signs. There is a mentor waiting to show you around. Everyone who greets you has a big smile on their face as they introduce themselves. Your supervisor works with you to develop goals for your new position.

How would you feel? Respected, maybe?

The above scenario is a great starting point for organizations looking to retain good employees. It doesn’t take a lot of money, but it does take some effort to create a work culture that respects employees and what better way to express that then when making a first impression.

Try it today

When a new employee starts in your office, have flowers delivered, take them to lunch, or just try to get to know them and make them feel welcome and respected.