Training & Development: On-Boarding & Orientation
- On 11 November 2018
- Posted by Chantal Mariotti
Make your new employees feel welcome from the first day. For many new employees, the first day can be quite stressful as they’re exposed to new co-workers, a new work environment, and new responsibilities. Providing your new employees with a comfortable and welcoming introduction from the start can help them better adjust to the transition. After all, first impressions are important and giving your new hires a welcoming experience can ensure that they look forward to their new job. Through a new hire orientation program, they have the opportunity to get up to speed on what is expected from them. You can’t play a game if you don’t know what the rules are!
Provide them with proper training and the tools to succeed. By providing new hires with proper training, they can easily learn the basics as well as figure out what they need to know and do in order to achieve the best results. Everything starts with the introduction to your Employee Handbook, your policies, procedures and your expectations. Be prepared to give your new hires a full tour of your facilities and offer them helpful tools and advice. Doing so will not only help them be successful in their new position, but will also contribute to the company’s success.
Reduces turnover rates by creating a friendly work environment. Satisfied employees experience less stress and are more inclined to help the company succeed – in turn reducing turnover rates. By introducing a friendly and rewarding work environment to your new hires from the get go, they will feel more respected and dedicated to their role within the company.
“Buddy up” your new employee with a seasoned employee. Pairing workers up is usually a great way to make sure that new hires learn from someone who is experienced with the job and the company. New employees may need further insight as to the company policies, and their role; so having a go-to person is ideal for helping them out and getting them started off on the right foot. The “buddy up” system also eases the stress involved with being introduced to a new group of unknown co-workers.
Check up with the new employee after 30 days to evaluate their level of satisfaction. Ensuring your employees are maintaining their level of satisfaction is an important component to a successful team environment. After all, happy and positive employees lead to better business decisions and work performance. Evaluating your new employee’s happiness at work not only allow you to determine how they feel about the workplace, but also shows them that you care about their well-being.