I’ve recently determined that working is kind of like hanging out in an ocean (bear with me here). It’s got its perks, no doubt – when the weather is nice, the sun is shining, and you want nothing more than to frolic around in saltwater sprays and waves, chilling with your coworkers, living the life. And then, on occasion, Mr. Sun hides himself behind clouds, the temperature drops, and the friendly waves become a lot faster and a lot more sinister. Suddenly, you’ve got to move.
Hired and fired! It’s the revolving door of hiring people and firing them 90 days later for poor performance. It’s as if there is an affliction turning rock stars into bumbling fools during their first three months with companies.
We all know it: onboarding is important, and making an employee’s first 90 days as productive as possible can proactively increase engagement, discretionary effort, and satisfaction. But, what about all of the hours spent submitting applications and materials, and the empty days during the interview process?