Posted: August 21, 2018
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Whew! Your construction company just landed a fantastic cost estimator. The new hire is detail-oriented and has extensive field experience. But before you plug them into your estimating workflow, take a minute to think about your onboarding plan.
If you’re interested in long-term productivity and retention, a great onboarding experience is key for your estimator’s success. Experts say new hires are 50% more productive at companies with standard onboarding processes. Managers also report a 20% greater satisfaction with employees who have formal onboarding training. And 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they’ve had a solid onboarding experience.
Get Started on the Right Path
If you’re ready to step up your onboarding game, you should work closely with your Human Resources department. Here are five great onboarding tips from our guide, How to Hire a Great Estimator:
Celebrate Big Wins
More than anything, your construction business should set your new estimator up to be successful and celebrate those moments as a team. Nobody wants an employee who feels overlooked and underappreciated. If your new estimator submits a strong bid that leads to your business landing an important project, let them know they are having a positive impact on your profitability. These moments will go a long way to help your business retain top estimating talent.
Need more great tips and tricks for hiring a great estimator? Download the guide, How to Hire a Great Estimator, now.