Focus On: Supporting new starters


A new starter's experience in the first six months at an organisation impacts on whether they stay for the long term, making this a crucial period in terms of retaining staff.

In this section you will find a number of resources to help develop or refine your approach to supporting new starters. It includes examples of good practice in the NHS, our own resources we have published to support you as well as links to NHS Improvement and external points of interest.

NHS Employers resources and case studies

Improving staff retention: Key conversations to have with your staff. Read our guide to help you improve retention through having regular and meaningful conversations with your staff.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust shares how it committed to supporting new starters in the workplace.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust improved new starter turnover by revising the on-boarding experience for new starters.

What are nurses looking for?  Find out what nurses look for when applying for a new role in our infographic. Using data collected from student and practice nurses, the visual offers tips to attract the best talent to your team and what makes them stay.

Streamlining the new-starter process. A new guide to streamlining the induction process aims to support the transfer of training records for new starters. Take a look at best practice, checklists and guidance to help you reduce unnecessary paperwork and avoid repeating training.

NHS Improvement resources

The Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust has produced a video on the work they are doing on supporting their new starters.

External Links

CIPD - Induction. This factsheet explores the induction process for both the employer and employee, with tips on what to include and what to avoid to help you plan your own process.

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