By John Mancini, DocuWare – How would you feel if your first days at new job looked like this?
- When you walked through the door, no one at the front desk seemed to have a clear idea of who you are and what you were doing there.
- The first few days were spent filling out endless — and repetitive — paperwork and forms.
- There seemed to be no real rhyme or reason to the process.
- You experienced a rising sense of concern that the job for which you interviewed and the one you took were actually two very different things.
If so, you’re not alone. Consider these points from the SHRM Foundation’s Onboarding New Employees: Maximizing Success. (Note: SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, is the leading professional society for HR managers.)
- “A study of employees in the United States and United Kingdom found that businesses lose an estimated $37 billion each year as a result of employees not understanding their jobs.”