I thought this article “hit the nail on the head”. Setting up new employees for success starts on day one.
Setting new employees for success is critical. You set that foundation in the first days of a new hires tenure. I have heard many times while coaching leaders–” I thought I found a high performer when I hired Joe.” Joe is this case is a new hire. Transitioning into a new job, organizational culture and new team members can be quite stressful. As a leader, it is important for you to assist your new employee through this process.
It is important for you to check-in with them. Ask questions like:
- How are you finding your adjustment going to our organizational culture?
- Overall, how do you feel your adjustment is going?
- What can I do to help in anyway?
These questions should be asked quite frequently in the first few weeks. The faster that your new hire can adjust; the more productive he/she will be. As a leader, what operational process do you have when you add a new employee to your team? If you do not have one, maybe it is time that you create one.
Ted Gorski is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. He works with new/emerging leaders both internationally and domestically. Ted is host of “The Leadership Edge” TV show which is aired on Bedford Community TV and YouTube. He is author of the book, “Trailblazing Leadership”. Ted also conducts workshops and personal assessments to “Unlock the Leader in You”.