9 Things Every New Hire Needs To Know

Do you remember when you were a new hire? It’s an exciting and intimidating experience. Every professional goes through it, so we can all relate to how new hires feel. Now that you’re in a leadership position, make a point of creating a welcoming atmosphere where you can teach every new hire what they need to know.

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The first few days, weeks, and months with a new hire is incredibly important. This is your chance to mold these individuals into the hard workers that your business needs. When new hires have all of the tools and information they need to do their job, they’ll be able to reach their full potential.

Regardless of your industry or business, there are certain things that every new hire needs to know. It’s your job to clearly communicate the following information to your team:

  1. Company History
  2. Overview Of Competition
  3. Company Goals
  4. Roles And Responsibilities
  5. Pay Structure
  6. Company Culture
  7. Job Expectations
  8. Policies & Procedures
  9. Who To Go To With Questions

The above list provides your new hires with the basic information they need to do their job and feel comfortable in their new environment. Give your new hires the guidance and leadership they need to be the best employees they can be. Without a bit of direction, it’s easy for a new hire to feel lost and overwhelmed. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why “one third of new hires quit their job after about six (6) months” (TLNT.com). Make proper onboarding and orientation a top priority. It can have a positive impact on your employee turnover rates.

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Besides giving your new employees the information they need to be successful, you also need to give them the things they need to do their job. Make appropriate introductions, show them their work space, give them an office map, supply them with the employee handbook, set them up with the proper technology, and ensure that they are ready to rock and roll.

It’s a good idea to check in with your new hires and your seasoned team members to find out how you can make the new hire experience even better. Seek their feedback and implement changes so that your company can always strive to improve. This is how you grow and develop professionals who will help your company achieve great things.

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