Hiring a new employee is a serious investment. As such, organizations should be doing everything they can to ensure that the employee is as successful as possible as quickly as possible.
That’s because the sooner they’re successful, the quicker the company can start receiving a return on the investment that it’s made in the new hire.
However, organizations often neglect new hires without even realizing that they’re doing so. In some cases, they let the employee “fend for themselves,” and eventually they get up to speed and become more productive over time.
But if they could have been more productive sooner, why wait? There’s really no good reason to do so.
Below are five ways to help new hires enjoy success sooner . . . and start reaping the benefits of their employment:
#1—Make sure they have everything they need.
This includes equipment, paperwork, resources, instruction, direction, etc. Everything is new for them, so they’ll need an intensive amount of attention, at least for the first 30 days or so. Remember, though: this is not a cost, but rather an investment.
Continually check to see how they’re doing and genuinely listen to what they have to say. Make sure they know that they can approach you at anytime with a question or concern. This will make them feel more comfortable and more confident.
#3—Set clear expectations.
If an employee knows what to expect and what’s expected of them, then they’re more likely to perform at a high level and to do so quickly. This is also a great way to build trust with the employee, as long as you follow through on expectations and fulfill all commitments.
#4—Set short-term and long-term goals for them.
The short-term goals helps make the employee feel as though they’re contributing to the company right away. The long-term goals give them a greater sense of purpose and send the message that they’ll be expected to contribute more and that they’re part of the company’s future plans.
#5—Make them feel welcome within the company culture.
Every organization has special things that they do to help build camaraderie. It could be as simple as something like “Doughnut Friday.” The sooner you can make them feel like they’re part of the team, the sooner they’ll start producing like the rest of the team.
Time Staffing Inc.