Thousands of workers leave a job because of poor or embarrassing levels of induction, such as a 10 minute walk around the office to be shown where the toilets are, new research reveals.
A survey of 5,700 workers showed that some found their manager did not even know they had been recruited.
One new recruit was told to hop on one leg in front of 20 other new starters and sing “We all live in a yellow submarine”.
Recruitment website Reed.co.uk said its poll showed that one in 25 employees had quit because of a bad experience when being introduced to the post. Workers in the media and public sector were most likely to leave after a poor induction.
On average, it took more than seven weeks for an employee to feel at ease in a new job where they had been subjected to a bad induction.