Top talent wants to be treated with dignity and respect—and they want to be excited about joining your company. What protocols do you have in place to help new hires feel welcomed, valued and integrated, even before their first day on the job? The time between a candidate’s acceptance and arrival is a particularly vulnerable time. If she doesn’t feel welcomed and excited, she may seek a better offer elsewhere or accept a counteroffer from her current employer. Don’t let good talent slip away because of an oversight like this!
Taking the time now to consider some of these important questions and to develop a hiring strategy for your company will save you time—and frustration—later on, so that you can spend valuable resources proactively growing your business, rather than reactively scrambling to respond to emergencies.