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How to Give New Employees a Good Start

One of the best ways to bring innovation and change in any organisation is to focus on giving new hires a good head’s start. Whereas most employers only provide new employees with basic information about their new position, successful business owners know that new employees need more than that.

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Do you want to encourage your employees to do great work? Here’s how you do that.


1. Give Them a Warm Welcome

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Fitting in is the biggest concern for a new employee. That’s because they are worried if they are going to be liked by the rest of the team. This means that at first, they will probably feel a bit uncomfortable while working in an unknown environment and amongst a bunch of strangers. As such the first thing you can do as a manager is to introduce the new employees to the department and make them feel welcomed. Show them around the office and explain who the go-to people are whenever they need anything.

2. Let Them Be Part of the Team

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The sooner they get familiar with the company culture and how things work in the office, the sooner your new hires will start producing real work and effectively take part in the decision-making process. What you need to do is show them that they can get involved, provide suggestions and most importantly have their voice heard. If you manage to promote this sense of inclusion, they will feel they are valuable and important to the company and will gain the motivation to prove their worth.

3. Let Them Get to Know You

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Establishing a working relationship between your employees is essential to effective communication. But, most importantly it encourages them to trust you. Also, by being close to them, you are giving them a chance to get to know you better as well as what you expect from them. Changing the expectations you have from your new employees from the very beginning is important if you want them to do excellent work. Apart from telling them what their duties in the company are, make sure you let them know what you expect from them as being your employees as well as the kind of support you can give them in return.

4. Share Your Vision

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When you have a clear objective, then you have a clear sense of direction. If you want to achieve your business goals, all you need to do is share your vision with your new employees. This should help them realise what your primary focus is and as such will structure their work to meet your demands. Since you want to make these new employees part of your team, tell them what you want the company to become, give them the right tools to be able to help you and just lead the way.

Investing in your employees means that you are investing in your company. If you help your new hires succeed, then you are also helping your business develop. It’s that simple.

So how would you give your employees a good start at your company? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below…