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Page 28 Staffing Make Your New Hires Stick Around Cut down on staff turnover during the first few weeks on the job. Nothing's worse than watching a new hire walk out the door for good after you've spent so much time and money hiring and training her. But how do you get new hires to stick around for the long haul? As you'll see, tailoring your orientation program to their specific needs and asking current staff members to make them feel welcome can help ensure you bring aboard knowledgeable, dedicated employees who'll stick around. 1. Make the facility welcoming Advise existing staff, physicians and ancillary service members of the name, role and start date of new hires. If possible, arrange lunch meetings before the first day between preceptors and the new hires to whom they've been assigned. Contact new employees to confirm where and when they should report on the first day. If possible, give them a tour of your facility before their start dates so they can familiarize themselves with the work areas. Also use these visits to introduce new hires to the preceptors who'll be mentoring them. Explain time-keeping practices, locker room assignments and the location of important supplies or documents. Provide a copy of the surgery-specific orientation manual that ********************* ALL FOR ONE Getting current staff involved in the training of new hires helps build a cohesive staff. *********************

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