When you begin the recruitment process, it’s important to remember that highly qualified candidates might have other offers on the table – an estimated one in six job offers are rejected. Statistics also show that one in three new employees quit in the first 90 days, often because of a negative new hire onboarding experience. And the post-COVID “Great Resignation” is making retention even more difficult.

However, studies have shown that organizations with a strong employee onboarding process can improve new hire retention by as much as 82 percent. This means providing a solid employee experience, beginning the moment the person accepts the job, can result in long-term engagement and retention.

Here are some tips to help you retain employees longer:

  • Create a strong onboarding and training program (View our onboarding guide)
  • Develop an Employee Recognition platform
  • Review and update salary base and benefits annually
  • Create a positive, safe culture for all to thrive, produce and grow
  • Offer ongoing education and development opportunities
  • Send out employee satisfaction and feedback surveys regularly, and take action on the information received

For more resources to help grow your business, become a WQA member for access to our full HR Toolkit (Interview Guide, New Hire Onboarding, New Hire Checklist, Disciplinary Action Procedure).