Investing in an employee’s success in their training is the strongest investment for their success with your company.
- Proper onboarding and training at the outset of a new hire’s job can mean the difference between success and failure in the long term, Fortune reports.
- Atkore is an Illinois-based manufacturer of safety and infrastructure solutions and it makes it a priority that new hires are deeply invested in—for their safety and success.
- CFO David Johnson says that “people are our best asset” and that raising them up to be able to serve the needs of the companies serves everyone and helps them achieve success.
- Knowing and caring about an employee’s success helps them build a strong foundation for their careers, VP Angel Lowe says.
Why it’s Important
Atkore invests a lot into its new hires and puts them through months of training to get them up to speed. The company sees this as a valuable investment in the modern economy where “quiet quitting” and “the great resignation” are making it harder to hold onto qualified employees.
“When new hires join the team at Atkore, they aren’t thrown into the deep end on day one. Instead, for the first 45 to 90 days, their primary job is to successfully complete the company’s onboarding and immersion process,” says Fortune.
“During this structured experience, new employees learn about the company, its mission, values, and culture; gain understanding about critical policies and procedures; identify key job resources; and network with colleagues, stakeholders, and company executives.”
As we previously discussed, the economy is facing numerous challenges including high inflation and a poor housing market. Workers are facing burnout and seeking better opportunities in a plentiful job market.
“Atkore leadership also recognizes that meeting tomorrow’s goals depends on developing the next generation of leaders today. Its two-year Atkore Leadership Development Program attracts recent college graduates who can gain skills and experiences as they rotate through different organizational functions. At the end of the program, participants are then offered a position that best matches their interests with the company’s needs,’ says Fortune.