New recruits

Bar Huberman

Editor's message: The first few weeks and months in a job are crucial to fostering a good relationship between the employer and the employee, and ultimately encouraging a good level of staff retention.

A well-organised induction programme is one of the best ways of helping new recruits adjust to the organisation and settle into their new job. It works well when it is not merely an ad hoc activity but, instead, comprises a comprehensive programme of events, designed to take place over a period of several weeks.

Adopting a probationary period for new recruits can also help to get things off to a good start. Monitoring the employee's progress will help to identify any issues quickly, such as training needs.

Bar Huberman, employment law editor

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