I wanted to share with you the post on New Hire Orientation I wrote last year. Earlier this year I did a focus on the first 90 days and essential things for team leaders to pay attention to. You can read those back here.
Here's an earlier post I wrote on New Hire Orientation:
The first 90 days of any employee's job is critical to success, for them, as well as for your team. What are typical considerations when welcoming a new member to the team?
Consider these items:
1. Schedule time to welcome them to your team. Introduce them to all team members, as well as other influencers and connectors in the department/organization.
2. Create a series of meetings to: Set expectations What do they expect from you as a leader? What do you expect from them? How do these align? You may also want to have dialogue about expectations on the team level, depending on their role.
Review the job description. Spend time reviewing the person’s job duties and responsibilities. What are the performance expectations? What does good performance look like? Time spent at the start of a person’s placement is well spent in clarifying behaviorally what is expected of them.
Discuss how their role fits into the work of the entire team, unit and organization. The more you can share about the bigger picture, the easier it is for many employees to see the connections, and know what can happen to others when work is not completed on time or in a complete manner.
Discover their preferences and share yours. Discuss what they can expect with communication, feedback, performance discussions.
Many HR departments will have a pre-established on-boarding program. As a leader or manager the time spent up front building relationships, clarifying expectations, and providing clear information about the role and priorities can be invaluable.
Questions: What do you want to communicate about yourself as a leader. The direction they will receive? What are he goals and priorities of the team? How does their work will fit into the bigger picture of the team and the organization? What can they expect in terms of feedback and support? What should they know about your style? What should they know about yours? (Learn more about styles through the Everything DiSC profile).
Have a great start to your week,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Supporting Team Leaders to do their best work, one conversation at a time
Coaching | Teamwork | Leadership
Author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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