First Impressions Are Everything: 44 Days to Make or Break a New Hire


Key Takeaways About Onboarding

On Average, Companies Have 44 Days to Convince New Hires to Stay

HR Spotlight: Human Resources Professionals Know Whether a Job Is the Right Fit Within 33 Days

Human resources professionals are even more decisive than the average US employee. 79% of HR professionals know within the first month, compared to 65% of other workers. On average, HR professionals decide whether a job is the right fit within 33 days.

Additionally, HR professionals agree that first impressions are hard to change (70%) and have remained accurate (72%).

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BambooHR conducted this research using an online survey prepared by Method Research and distributed by RepData among n=1,565 adults age 18+ in the United States who are full-time office/computer workers. Among the sample, n=500 respondents are in an HR functional management role. The sample was equally split between gender, with a spread of age groups and geographies represented, and readable race groups. Data was collected from April 5, 2023 to April 26, 2023.

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