We've talked before about the struggles of hanging on to the staff in your practice. Constantly hiring new people can be draining on you and your team. When you do hire the right candidate for your practice the first couple of weeks on the job are really critical to make them feel comfortable and a valuable part of the team.
22% of employee turnover happens within the first 45 days of employment.
Fitting in at a new job isn't always easy, especially if the team in your practice has been working together for a long time. The first few weeks on the job can even be really intimidating for a lot of people. Setting the right example and attitude for your team to welcome a new team member will play a big part in the new hire's happiness.
One thing that we've mentioned before is planning team building activities or outside of work events to help bring the team together and break the ice. And today, we found this great infographic from Officevibe that offers some ideas for quick icebreaker games you can play with your staff to get everyone more familiar and comfortable with each other. Most of these are easy games that could be done over lunch hour or at your next office meeting.
10 Quick Ideas for Getting to Know Your Eyecare Practice Team
This infographic was crafted with love by Officevibe, the employee engagement survey software to help companies improve morale.