How do you keep a new admin who’s under the gun from the start?
by MARY ELLEN SLAYTER on JANUARY 14, 2015 1:57PM
in ADMIN PRO FORUM
Question: “In the space of six weeks, our admin team lost two consecutive new hires—they left very quickly. Here’s what I think the problem was: They were totally overwhelmed. We have a million things going on, we’re understaffed, and we can’t take the time to bring people along slowly. A new person has to face a ton of work from day one and there’s no way around it. So how do we somehow hold onto the next admin who gets hired?” – Nadia, San Antonio
See comments below, and send your own question to Admin-Pro@nibm.net.
Some of the tips suggested so far have been:
- Keeping a Desk Reference Guide
- Extensive training
- Job Shadowing
- Adding a temporary to help get the new hire up to speed in the role
- More stringent hiring process
- view more tips at BusinessManagementDaily.com
Do you struggle with new hire retention of your admin roles? We’d love to hear more from you – what has worked, what has been problematic? Thanks for taking the time to share in the comments below.