How a new employee is treated on the first day of employment goes a long way to defining their engagement experience. First, workplace experiences are important, so make them count. In this video, Don Phin provides you with some suggestions to do just that.
- Mary's a new employee at the Just Okay company.…She arrives on her first day…and introduces herself to the receptionist.…The receptionist calls HR and 20 minutes later…Mary is taken to a conference room…where she begins her first day…by filling out a bunch of paperwork.…By the time she's finished,…everyone else has already gone to lunch,…so Mary goes down the block by herself…to get something to eat.…Bob's a new employee at the We Rock company.…
Bob arrives to find his picture…plastered on the front entry.…His new supervisor meets him in the lobby…and takes him on a tour…and shows him where he'll be working.…Bob and his supervisor then sit down…and do the paperwork together…and at noon, Bob's new work buddy comes by…to take him to lunch.…Now, who do you think came back from lunch…as the more engaged employee, Mary or Bob?…Of course, the bigger question is…which company do you work for?…How somebody's treated on the first day of employment…will go a long way to defining their engagement experience.…
Just like with first dates,…
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- Exercising discretionary effort
- Attracting engaged employees
- Assessing the fit of employees
- Making onboarding more engaging
- Learning from new employees
- Provide opportunities for career growth
- Clarifying objectives
- Measuring engagement using surveys
- Being present for employees
- Driving engagement with fun