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Managing Employee Turnover by Phillip C. Bryant, David G. Allen

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CHAPTER 8

On-Boarding

Socialization and Employee Turnover

Even with a realistic job preview and good fit, newly hired employees usually find the first few weeks at a new job stressful. There’s a new job with new processes to learn and new faces with new names to remember. There are new rules, a new culture, and new politics. There are new benefits, a new pay structure, a new environment, and a new boss to impress.

Your company may already have a program for new hire orientation that covers benefits and job expectations. But is your current program helping you manage employee turnover? Socialization practices—the methods organizations use to help newcomers adapt to their new work environment, reduce the anxiety associated with starting a new ...

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