Employee integration can be a tiring process for you and also for the newbie. It is all about finding a balance between getting them to be on track and on top of the game, and letting them learn at their own pace. Truth is, as an employer, you want your employee to learn as quickly as possible so they can start delivering results. Here are a few ways you can help your new hire learn faster:
HIRE SOMEONE WHO FITS IN YOUR COMPANY CULTURE
Hiring someone who already matches your company’s culture will make it easier for them to blend in and catch up to the speed. It is important that new employees feel a part of the company’s mission, vision and way of functioning.
MAKE SURE THEY FEEL INTEGRATED
There are many things you can do to help your new hire feel integrated: Let your employees know a newbie is joining the team, create activities that will promote bonding, take them on a tour around each department…The more integrated he feels, the more he will be able to embrace all of the novelty that comes with joining a new company.
EMPOWER YOUR EMPLOYEE
Find ways to empower your employees and make them feel valued and appreciated. It is all about showing them that you believe in their talents and aptitudes by pushing them to be the best version of themselves.\
BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR EXPECTATIONS
Take the time to clearly tell your employee what you are expecting from them. Being unsure brings confusion and lower self-esteem. When your employee knows exactly what is expected from him and what the company’s goals are, it will be easier for them to direct their efforts towards reaching these goals.
Employees love to feel like they are walking towards a goal, something better. Create clear incentives that will encourage them to make more efforts. When it comes to new hires, use goals and outcomes as the standard for performance reviews. Outcome-based reviews conducted regularly throughout the new employee’s transition can help keep him or her on track and focused on developing skills needed for the position
Most importantly, remember that each employee learns at his/her pace and needs a certain time to adapt and truly understand the way things work. Some employees will learn more quickly than others and that is OK. Just make sure you always provide a safe environment for the, to express how they feel, ask questions and grow.