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Tips on how to successfully on-board new hires

over 1 year ago by Daniel Stargatt
Tips on how to successfully on-board new hires

If you are looking for advice on how to successfully on-board your new hire then congratulations as we assume that you have found a great candidate to join your business, or are you just looking for some advice on how to successfully on-board future hires… whatever your situation you’ve come to the right place.

On-boarding is an important process for any new hire. Get it right and your new employee will have everything they need to successfully integrate into your business and hit the ground running.Get it wrong and it could lead to a lasting negative impression and a slippery slope to losing engagement with your new hire....

OK yes we agree, you would have to do something pretty wrong to have that much of a negative impact on your new employee, but it’s best to be safe rather than sorry. So get it right and don’t leave anything to chance.

Below we have highlighted the top five key things to do to help successfully on-board your new employee:

Announcement

An announcement to your team/business that you have just hired a great talent will help your team with knowing who has joined, meaning they are more likely to make an effort to welcome your new employee. It will also help to make the new employee feel welcome and part of the team immediately.

It’s a small thing but it really can have a big impact!

Mentor or buddy

Buddying your new hire up with an experienced member of your team is a great way to help your new employee get to grips with the business, processes and culture. Allowing your new employee the ability to have a point of contact for the smaller questions throughout the day will really help to get them up to speed and embedded within your team and your businesses way of working.

It will also help your new employee to feel comfortable as they will quickly create a bond with their buddy/mentor and it will also free you up from worrying how they are getting on until you have a more formal catch up. Plus you will get some valuable feedback from the mentor, so you can pinpoint weaknesses and areas of improvement for future training.

Introduce them to their team

Be it a lunch, drinks or just a coffee around a table, formally introducing your new employee to the team is a great way to help the new employee and rest of the team to meet, greet and get to know one another. The quicker this happens the quicker the relationships can blossom.

End of week review

This is beneficial for both you and your new employee. It doesn’t have to be at the end of the week but it’s always good to check in with your new employee early doors to make sure they are happy with the role, to see what help they may need and to make sure you are happy with the work they are producing.

Yes we know it’s the first week so they’re not going to have done a whole lot, but you can both still get a good feel for how the new employee is settling in.

Solid induction

No doubt you already have a robust induction, so if you do great, if you don’t then this is definitely something to do moving forward. Make it is personal to their experience and knowledge. If they are an experienced hire, maybe you don’t need to go in to so much detail about everything.

This is a great place to discuss your culture, values, training and how you like to work. It’s also valuable to discuss key stakeholders within your business, what you expect of them day to day and even the unwritten rules, routines and language used within the business. All this will help to ensure your new employee will start their career within your business fully informed.

What next?

We hope this article was helpful. If you have got all of this in place then great, if not then maybe now is a good time to take stock of your current processes and see if there are any areas you can improve or adapt to help you on-board successfully in the future.

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