A whopping 46% of new hires fail and are let go within 18 months of being hired. The blame doesn’t always fall on employees. In fact, more often than not, it probably points to employers, which means there’s risk of a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Check out a few tips to help set up your new employees for success from the get-go and reduce the risk of wrongful termination lawsuits.
- Conduct comprehensive new hire training: Providing your new hires with a clear set of expectations, useful resources and a full understanding of the company will go a long way in retaining them. In fact, 40% of employees who receive poor job training leave within the first year.
- Offer continuing education: Don’t stop at new hire training. Getting opportunities to learn and develop new skills is often cited high on an employee’s wish list. According to Training Magazine, two out of three employees say training plays an important role in their decision to stay with their current company or position.
- Consistently offer opportunities for employees to be successful: In addition to training and continuing education, make sure employees have all the resources they need to be successful. This could include everything from software that makes their job more efficient to the right ergonomic keyboard.
- Document all complaints filed: This is a best practice in general, but keeping a record of complaints filed by employees will come in handy in the event of a wrongful termination lawsuit.
If you do need to terminate an employee, learn more about the best time to do it.
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