How should a new employee be introduced to your company? There are a few things that must be done correctly if you want to maximize the opportunity to turn them into a productive employee quickly.
- A general orientation to the company. Tell them about safety issues at your place; about the values that you hold and why you are different from your competitors; about how you conduct your business in terms of the specific, unique ways that you serve the customer – this may be through various checklists or other reminders on how to do the tasks assigned; and finally the rules and regulations – the employee manual that details what you expect from them and what they can expect from you.
- A specific introduction to the job – If you have created a Job Description, you now need to use the Learning Checklist (LCL) to review with your new employee exactly what they are expected to do and exactly how to do it. Have each employee check or sign that they understand and are able to do the tasks and behaviors that they have been assigned.
- The employee needs to have a regular meeting with their supervisor and with you. Make this a scheduled time when you can get to know them a little better. You are busy and they are busy. Make the time to get to know how they are acclimating to their new position and to the company.
- Schedule a Performance and Development Plan (PDP) at the end of the first month or at the end of the agreed-upon introductory phase of their learning. This will allow you a very good understanding of their progress. Once a year, you should make the time to review what they are doing and build a plan for their future development using the same Performance Development Process (PDP)
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