Recruits jump ship after bad start with new organisations

More than half of employees strongly regret accepting a new job immediately
after joining an organisation, a survey claims.

The study also shows that 26 per cent of respondents voluntarily left their
jobs within one month because they were treated poorly by their new employers.

Nick Hood, senior London partner of Begbies Traynor, which carried out the
research in conjunction with online directory UK Net Guide, said the findings
show how important it is for employers to spend time helping new starters to
settle in.

"If staff leave during the first few weeks of joining, the organisation
has to meet more costs both in time and money recruiting replacements.

"It is far simpler and more cost effective to ensure they are properly
integrated in the first place," he said.

The survey also shows that 59 per cent of new starters had simply been left
to their own devices during their first day at work and nearly half had not
been allocated a desk.

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