Smoothing the Way for New Hires
How to get them off to a great start
Here’s the fourth in our series of culture of caring initiatives that can help transform your workplace culture from one of unkindness to one of compassion, professionalism and mutual respect.
Bad Behavior: Hostility towards new employees
Culture of Caring Solution: Protect and care for them
While we might roll our eyes at the familiar dictum “Nurses eat their young,” it’s true more often than not. Newcomers, especially less experienced nurses, are frequently treated like an imposition and an inconvenience — if they’re not subjected to hazing as soon as they walk in the door.
An important step in changing that sad reality and building a workplace culture where bullying and incivility are simply not tolerated is making new arrivals feel welcome and supported from before day one.