Starting a new role can be even more of an emotional rollercoaster than getting the job in the first place. If the right match was made, hopefully you’ll feel pretty happy in your new workplace. Even so, you’ll have a whole new culture to orient, unfamiliar processes to learn, protocol to follow, skills to prove and relationships to build.
It’s not for the faint-hearted, so a little candidate support from your recruiter can go a long way in those somewhat unpredictable early days, right?
A third of new hires start looking for another job within the first six months
As a construction and engineering recruitment agency in Hampshire, it didn’t surprise us to see research by the Society for Human Resources Management, showing that 22 per cent of company staff turnover occurs within the first 45 days of employment, while 33 per cent of new hires start looking for a new job within the first six months.
Lack of clear guidelines around responsibilities was cited as a top contributing factor to their departure.
We know that successful recruiting isn’t just a case of sourcing the best candidates and placing them in new jobs, then walking away. To truly benefit both the employee and the employer, exceptional post-placement care from the recruiter is essential.
Over half of Indeed jobseekers agree that it’s vital for recruiters keep in touch with them after they’ve been hired.
The power of candidate support and post-placement care
Allow us to get all misty-eyed for a moment. The relationship between a recruitment consultant and a candidate is special. For many people, finding a brilliant new job can be a landmark moment in their lives. Self-confidence, identity, purpose and wellbeing are strongly intertwined with work.
When we’ve collaborated closely with you on your candidate journey towards this landmark moment, why would we suddenly step away rather than continuing to support you when you actually start the job itself?