Reasons Why New Hires Leave

Julie Shenkman
Posted by in Human Resources

When a talented new hire decides to quit, it costs your company time, money and personnel. Your human resources department must recruit and retain good workers to help the company advance. Consider the reasons why new hires decide to leave a company, and make the moves necessary to retain promising new hires.

Poor Work Environment

A harsh, unfriendly work environment makes new hires feel unwelcome. Human resources professionals are phenomenal at cultivating a work environment where everyone feels welcome. Establishing harmony in the workplace is imperative to retain workers long-term and make them feel comfortable while at work. Encouraging cordial interactions between staff and management is necessary to develop a better workforce and to prevent new employees from quitting.

Lower Pay or Benefits

When new hires receive lower pay or benefits than they originally expected, they may not stick around. In addition, companies in financial difficulty may cause new hires to seek employment with a more stable company. Making sure that workers are compensated fairly is essential to retain your new workers, and human resources professionals make these negotiations easier. Always present a realistic view of your company to new hires, so they know what to expect in the future.

Weak Employee Screening Processes and Job Commitments

Some job candidates may say all the right things and possess all the basic credentials to get a position but then realize the job is not a good fit. When your human resources department administers tougher employment screening processes, it encourages individuals to think clearly before pursuing a position with your company. A mandatory probationary work period is one way you can find serious job candidates, and it keeps new employees from quitting before you can find suitable replacements.

Unfair Workloads and Treatment

If new employees feel they are being unfairly burdened at work, they may leave to find a better gig. Individuals in a new position must feel they are respected and treated fairly even though they are new, or they may become unhappy. All employees must be treated equally to maintain high employee morale in your workforce.

Negative Information from Coworkers

If new hires encounter unpleasant gossip about a company from fellow workers, they are more likely to leave soon after being hired. New hires are sensitive to the problems that mature employees discuss about a company, and some leave to avoid confronting similar issues. For this reason, making sure all employees are satisfied is essential for persuading new hires to become long-term, dedicated employees.

Human resources are the most valuable assets that a company has, and it is crucial to hold on to great workers. New hires can bring fresh skills to your company, but they may also be volatile workers who can be lured away in the early stages. Develop your human resources department to identify and meet the needs of new hires and everyone in the company benefits.


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