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The Importance of Setting Expectations When Hiring Giving potential employees a realistic sense of their first 30 days will help keep them from quitting.

By Peter Voogd

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Peter Voogd talks about the importance of letting potential employees know what to expect if they're hired. This includes telling them what to expect from your company, both short- and long-term, and what their first 30 days will look like financially, emotionally and physically. Incongruent expectations, Voogd explains, cause employees to lose trust in you.

Voogd describes a scenario in network marketing in which a new hire is promised easy opportunities and sales, only to struggle and quit within the first month. In this example, Voogd recommends setting proper expectations, explaining how the first 30 days of the job can be an emotional roller coaster and will challenge the new employee — that they may feel like quitting. By presenting the reality of the effort required to succeed and offering to help, new hires are more likely to persevere.

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Peter Voogd

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Peter Voogd is the author of the best selling book 6 Months to 6 Figures, as well as the founder of The Game Changers Academy. He's a leading authority on Gen y leadership who has trainedand inspired well over 4,500 entrepreneurs with his true story of going from dead broke to a six figure income within six months. His podcasts, videos, websites and social media reaches more than 200,000 people monthly.

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