Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring your role as a manager, part of Onboarding New Hires.
Many people play a role in making sure…that onboarding is successful, however,…none are as important as you…because you're the new person's boss.…So after all the pre-work is done,…and they actually begin their job,…let's think about how you can help them…be more successful.…Let's start with the first day or two.…Typically, this very early period…is less about the work,…and more about the new person getting to know you,…their work environment,…and their colleagues.…The goal is to show support, build rapport,…and try to make them feel welcome.…
To make that happen, consider these specific behaviors.…First, remember that their first few days…is very scripted with various orientations…and introductory meetings.…Each new scheduled activity can raise questions…so it's a good idea to keep your eye on the schedule…and stop in a few times over the course of the day…to make sure they're clear about what's next…and where it is.…Some companies take this idea even further…and ask the new hire's assigned buddy…to be their escort for the day…
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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.