How attached are your employees? You’ve only got 90 days!

27 Nov 08:00 by The Monday Group

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So, you’ve devoted time, money, headspace and resources to attracting and hiring quality individuals into your organisation. This is no easy task, especially in the ongoing global war for talent within the hospitality, events and leisure sector. It’s always a great feeling to bring in fresh thinking, ideas and approaches to freshen up your standard operating procedures, bringing a competitive edge to your service offering and ultimately wowing your patrons for repeat visits.


Based on decades of experience working inside the events and hospitality industries, we have found that one of the major oversights by leaders in this field relates to the time, focus and effort placed into ensuring that new employees are provided with every opportunity to build strong, genuine and lasting connections with their new employer. A quick walk around their new work premises and a brief introduction to their new colleagues is not enough.


Have you ever asked yourself the following critical HR questions - How attached are recently employed staff to your organisation? How likely are they to stay beyond their first 90 days of employment?


You may not have realised this, but the first 90 days of a new hire’s employment with your organisation is crucial to get right from an ‘employee attachment’ perspective. This concept has been pioneered by shcBOND and is defined on their website as follows:


“When a new employee joins an organisation, they will go through a similar attachment process to that of infant and parent, whereby they are seeking security, trust & value, acceptance and belonging (either consciously or subconsciously). In this instance, the ‘primary carer’ is the Direct Manager. If the employee fails to attach to the organisation, this will impact the entire relationship they have with the business from a productivity and engagement perspective”.


Therefore, it’s so important for you to consider and understand the reality of ‘employee attachment’ to ensure you not only retain your talent but provide them with every possible opportunity to feel attached to their new workplace. In other words, truly energised, engaged, passionate and motivated to deliver outstanding results for your organisation both now and well into the future.


The Monday Group has a strategic partnership with World HR who are accredited ‘Employee Attachment Inventory’ (EAI) practitioners via shcBOND. The EAI is a tool to provide insightful strategies and data for employee engagement and retention and is formally defined by shcBOND as follows:


The Employee Attachment Inventory (EAI) is a talent retention instrument which measures the strength of bond (“attachment”) between a new employee and the organisation within the first 90 days of employment. The EAI has specific applications within the onboarding process and has a proven capacity in helping organisations:


  1. Mitigate the risks of early employee attrition
  2. Achieve a faster return on investment (ROI) through discretionary effort & performance
  3. Facilitate constructive conversations between hiring managers and new talent
  4. Accelerate the time it takes for new employees to reach minimum level competence & profit contribution / ROI
  5. Gather and analyse objective data to improve their talent retention strategy
  6. Protect the time and expense incurred during the recruitment/training process.


Ensuring their clients have direct access to cutting-edge HR diagnostic tools, The Monday Group through their strategic partnership with World HR believe that the EAI is an instrument of choice for organisations who depend on objective data to drive improvements in their onboarding process.


Please contact Jonathan Lamm from The Monday Group if you agree that effectively attaching new employees to your organisation for long-term success is a crucial leadership imperative. *Special promotional rates apply.