The first year in a position with a new employer can be challenging for many people. That's why Crouse Hospital holds a special luncheon each quarter for those who've successfully completed a full year of new employment. The employees (some of whom are pictured here) along with their supervisors were invited to a buffet lunch last Friday, and each of those marking 12 months with the hospital received a gift as a token of thanks.
Kayla Meyer, SPHR, manager of recruitment and retention, says the one-year employee reunions started about eight years ago. In addition to celebrating the employees' success, the luncheons were developed as a means of employee retention and recognition.
"One of the most important reasons for having our human resources staff get together with new staff after one year is the opportunity to gain valuable feedback," she said. The one-year employees provide insight into their experience, from the time of hire, about new employee orientation, starting in their department and their working relationship with their supervisor. "We now do an online survey, so the luncheon's focus can be about re-connecting and celebrating," says Kayla.
Congratulations to all of our first-year employees!
One-Year Employee Roster - June 2013
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