Meeting New Employee Expectations of Male Staff

Employee Expectations

These charts show whether the employee expectations of male staff are being met. This includes job expectations, company expectations, employee inductions and the recruitment process.

Meeting New Employee Expectations of Male Staff

Setting and matching new employee expectations are key to onboarding new hires. Not meeting them can lead to low staff engagement which in turn effects productivity and customer service.

Moreover, by immediately disappointing new starters this can lead to high early attrition rates. This incurs costs in recruitment, training and development plus any loss from low productivity.

great{with}talent has conducted research on 3,714 male employees who joined an organisation in the last 12 months. The below charts show which pre-joining employee expectations have been met. This includes their experience of the recruitment process, employee induction, job and organisation. (Click the images for more information.)

Read: HR Onboarding Best Practices for Male Employees 2014.

The Recruitment Process

Employee Expectations

Compared to the overall research group, fewer male employees had an excellent experience (24.7%) of the recruitment process. Likewise, less had a poor experience (2.4%).

As a result, more reported good (54.3%) and OK (18.6%) proceedings. This shows that the quality of recruitment for potential employees varies considerably.

Read: Why Male Employees Leave and Staff Retention 2014.

New Employee Induction

Employee Expectations

Again, fewer male employees recorded an excellent (22.6%) staff induction. Alike more had a good experience (50.4%).

These results show that employee engagement is not always beginning on the right note regarding male employees. This slows the speed to performance of new hires.

It may account for most organisations expecting six to 12 months before new starters add value to the company.

Read: What is Employee Onboarding?

Company Expectations

Employee Expectations

Additionally, a smaller amount of male employees had a very close fit (31.5%) between their company expectations and reality. Whereas, more reported a close (41.9%) and OK fit (20.0%) compared to the overall group.

Consequently, more new employees stated they had a poor experience (3.0%). An honest conversation with potential employees can allow new employers to set realistic and informed expectations to avoid such outcomes.

Read: Where Leaving Male Employees Go 2014.

Job Expectations

Employee Expectations

Finally, male employees recorded more instances of a very close fit (27.2%) between their job expectations and reality. Though, a larger amount also had a poor experience (5.2%).

All these results show areas which may be overlooked and leave room for vast improvements in staff engagement. This in turn can improve speed to performance, productivity, customer service and employee retention.

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(Main image from Nancy Rubin)

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