If you want to help a new employee succeed, then you have to remove as much uncertainty about their job as possible. Very often, a business may have practices or processes that aren’t mentioned in a Human Resources briefing or manual.
While these things won’t get you fired, they are a distraction to a new employee and may lead to them wasting a lot of time. You don’t want them feeling frustrated.
In this episode of our Everyday Productivity series, you’ll learn an easy process for how to help a new employee succeed on the job.
What Productivity Questions Does This Video Answer?
- How to help a new employee succeed?
- What are good onboarding tips?
- How to improve new employee training?
- How to I keep new employees happy?
- How do I make new employees more productive?
I’m guessing it may be hard for a new employee to be productive in your organization. It’s not easy to start a new job and sometimes there’s little things that confuse you, that hold you back.
I remember when I worked in TV news, I’d go to a new station in a different city and have to learn all the local lingo, how things are pronounced, even just how to get around. What was the best way to get to places?
It took me a lot of time to learn and this unfortunately, it wasn’t in the HR briefing and it wasn’t some sort of manual. So I had to learn, often, by making mistakes. That’s not effective. Not productive.
In your world, when a new employee starts, are you thinking ahead to those little details that someone needs to know?
Do you tell them that Friday is a casual day? Do you tell them that, “Friday is a a great time to catch up on work this day because of this thing that’s happening or not happening.”
You need to take a step back and think about what you do, day to day week to week month-to-month and think about all those little details that aren’t covered anywhere else. Write them down, tell them to the new employee, make his or her life that much easier. They’ll get up to speed and be able to help your organization that much more.
Make sure your new employees are productive and happy.
About This Video Series
Ken Okel’s ongoing Everyday Productivity video series will make you more effective on the job. Every week, you’ll learn a new, easy to understand tip that you can use right away.
Got a productivity problem? Let us know and we’ll feature it in an upcoming episode.
About Ken Okel
Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: http://www.kenokel.com/videos