It’s been a few weeks since your new hire started. He hasn’t voiced any complaints, but you can tell that he isn’t as bubbly and outgoing as he was in his interviews. It’s possible that he faked his happy disposition in order to get the job offer, but it’s also possible that he’s unhappy — and his unhappiness could very well be your fault. Here are some of the most common reasons why your new hires aren’t excited to come to work.
The Job Isn’t What They Expected
Recruiters can be just as guilty as employees at fudging the details. Less optimal positions or work cultures that have been played up to fill the spot will produce unhappy employees and high turnover. Ameliorate the situation by describing what you as a manager hope to change at the job and by highlighting how the new hire can make a long-term difference. If you seriously misrepresented the position to your now-employee, then don’t be surprised if she submits her two weeks’ notice within the first two weeks.