Setting up new hires for success begins with your onboarding process. Welcoming new employees and helping them assimilate into your team and company encourage longevity within your organization.
Creating a foundation for success strengthens employee engagement, performance, and productivity. The results include elevated job satisfaction, employee morale, and attraction and retention rates.
Implement these tips to set up new hires for success.
Develop a Strong Orientation Program
Create an orientation program that introduces new hires to your organization and the resources needed to start their jobs:
- Ensure the new hire paperwork is ready for completion.
- Set up each new hire’s email address, badge, phone, computer, and desk.
- Share information about your company’s mission, vision, and values.
- Focus on the policies and procedures in the employee handbook.
- Provide an office tour.
- Introduce new hires to their colleagues and coworkers.
- Show new hires how to use the company’s technology.
- Encourage managers to have lunch with their new hires.
Support Building Work Relationships
Encourage new hires to get to know their colleagues and coworkers. Creating a strong support system at work helps new employees feel like part of the team.
For instance, ask managers to pair new hires with experienced teammates. The new employees can ask questions, receive advice, and adapt to their roles. Also, consider implementing employee resource groups (ERGs) and mentorship programs. You can match new hires with employees in other departments and with more seniority to promote relationship-building.
Clarify the Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations
Ask managers to explain to their new hires the job duties and responsibilities. Ensure the new hires understand these expectations and how success will be measured.
Managers also should set priorities, goals, and objectives for each new hire’s first 30, 60, and 90 days. Then, the new hires have targets to work toward as they begin producing.
Create a New Hire Training Program
Ask managers to train their new hires on the software, guidelines, and instructions for completing tasks. Include topics such as cybersecurity, safety, and nondiscrimination. Also, encourage managers to continue to provide frequent training sessions for new hires to develop the skills needed for success in their roles and careers.
Schedule Regular Check-Ins
Encourage managers to set up weekly one-to-one meetings with their new hires. These meetings help managers and their new hires get to know each other.
New hires can ask questions, share concerns, and provide feedback on the employee experience. Managers can provide support and constructive feedback to enhance performance.
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