To retain new hires, make sure you meet with them in their first week

Written by Candice Young, Dawn Klinghoffer, Xue Liu

First impressions in the workplace really matter — and not just to the employer. New employees can begin to formulate impressions about organizations from the get-go, influencing their decision to stay with the company in the long term. Poor onboarding experiences can lead to unnecessary and preventable turnover, the cost of which can be as much as twice the employee’s annual salary.

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Candice Young

Candice Young, Ph.D. is a Senior Data Analyst at Microsoft, where she acts as a research advisor to program managers in the areas of onboarding and manager capabilities. She is responsible for developing and implementing research methodologies used to provide evidence-based solutions to improve organizational practices and procedures that impact culture, onboarding, and career development.

Dawn Klinghoffer

Dawn Klinghoffer is the General Manager of the HR Business Insights team at Microsoft. Her responsibilities include advanced people analytics & research for Microsoft’s business units globally, analytics and reporting support for HR programs such as Global Diversity & Inclusion, Global HR Services, Talent Management and Learning & Development. She is also responsible for reporting tools/technology for HR and employee data privacy.

Xue Liu

Xue Liu is a Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft, where she identifies improvement opportunities, avoiding unknown risks, and helps to make data-driven decisions for organizations using machine learning algorithms and HR data.

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