Did you know you only have 7 seconds to make a strong first impression? Now think of all of the time a new hire has during their first 3 days of working in your business… it could be up to 24 hours! That’s enough time to either leave a positive first impression on your new hire or one that will make them run back to their job search.
These SHRM stats show just how important first impressions are:
- Nearly 4% of new employees leave their new jobs after a disastrous first day.
- A significant percentage of new employees quit their jobs within the first 6 months.
- New employees decide within the first 30 days whether they feel welcome in the organization.
- 1 in 25 people leave a new job just because of a poor (or no) onboarding program.
Which is why we’ve determined the first three days of a new hire’s experience at a company some of the most important. Take control of the first three days with your new hire and leave a lasting impression with our free onboarding schedule template!