Learn how to keep your new recruits motivated and engaged.
Have you ever hired a promising new team member, only to see her enthusiasm and engagement fall away as the months pass?
This disengagement is often easy to spot, once you know what to look for. Your new hire starts taking longer lunches, her ideas and participation in meetings taper off, her productivity and enthusiasm drop, and you see a distinct downward shift in her mood.
Many organizations find it hard to keep new recruits engaged; and the cost of failing to do so is high, in terms of lost performance and increased staff turnover. In this article, we'll look at how you can keep your new recruits engaged, starting from day one.
The Gallup Organization estimates that employee disengagement costs the US economy more than $350 billion a year in lost productivity. In the UK, disengagement costs organizations an estimated £44 billion each year.
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Alfes, K., Truss, C., Soane, E.C., Rees, C., Gatenby, C. (2010) 'Creating an Engaged Workforce,' CIPD. January 2010. [Online] Available here. [Accessed December 12, 2012.]