3 ways to help a new colleague
The first day in a new job will always be daunting and making sure the on-boarding of new employees is successful should be a top consideration for any organisation. 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they experienced great on boarding, claims OC Tanner.
With that in mind, it’s really important that the first impressions the new starter has are positive – how can a company help make sure that happens?
Here’s three tips to get you started:
HAVE A WELCOME PLAN IN PLACE
Making sure there is a plan and agenda in place for your new starter’s first day is essential. Not only will this help things be more organised during their first few hours but will also help to keep them at ease. Company culture is really important and first impressions count; the less chaotic the environment is the better impression your new staff member will have.
MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A MENTOR
Teaming up the new employee with a senior member of the team is a fantastic way to help the new team member through the first few months within the business. They can help to make them feel welcome, answer questions and help the new person navigate through the organisation’s culture. The Mentor or ‘buddy’ should help the new employee to settle in quicker. It also provides someone to confide in with any business matters.
SET PERSONAL GOALS
Goal setting can really help to improve employee performance and engagement on a dramatic scale. Set the precedent for new starters by discussing their personal goals during on-boarding and ensure these relate to business objectives to maximise engagement. Further to this, make sure that employees revised these periodically to make sure they are still relevant. Setting personal goals during on-boarding will help to bring new employees up to speed.
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