Bait and switch? A sizeable number of new hires leave those just-won jobs within the first six months of employment. The top reason? Company execs surveyed say the job turned out not to be what the new hires expected.

Executives responding to a survey conducted by the Futurestep division of Korn-Ferry say that new hire retention is an issue. In fact, a whopping 90 percent respondents say keeping new hires is an issue in their organization, with between 10 percent to 25 percent of new hires leaving within six months.

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