Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Addressing internal tasks, part of Onboarding New Hires.
With all relevant information packaged up…and sent to your new hire,…you can now focus on several tasks that need to be completed…internally before their start date.…All of them really fit into one of two categories,…tasks related to their workspace and resources,…and tasks related to their colleagues.…Let's start with the workspace and resources.…Here's a standard list of activities…that need to be completed before the person arrives.…Have their workspace cleaned,…and if needed,…have old or unacceptable furniture removed…and replaced with updated resources.…
Stock their workspace with normal office supplies,…such as pads of paper, pens, a stapler and so on.…If it's relevant, identify…and clean out a locker or storage area.…Have keys and badges made…if it's possible to do so before they arrive.…Document and be ready to supply them with any security codes…for locked doors,…or passwords or phrases to be used online.…Install or set up their phone and voicemail…leaving them instructions…for changing their voicemail greeting.…
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- Cite the internal tasks you should complete before a new hire arrives.
- Explain ways in which a manager can help a new employee succeed.
- Differentiate among buddy, mentor, and coach.
- Describe the behaviors that are associated with successful employees.
- Highlight the important tasks you should complete during an employee’s first year.
- Explain why more face-to-face interaction between bosses and new employees is a positive onboarding practice.