I often hear from business owners that they don’t have “time” to get a new employee up to speed. Excuse? Not at all. The reality is that business owners are extremely busy.
Based on staggering statistics that 22% of staff turnover occurs in the first forty-five days of employment, it makes perfect sense to delay a hire if you don’t have the time to onboard an employee properly.
Yet, most companies continue to hire new employees without providing effective training or mentoring. New employees are often told they need to hit the pavement running. Why? Because the owner or hiring manager doesn’t have time to work with the new employee to get them up to speed.
Have you ever heard the quote by John Wooden, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”