Hiring a new staff member can take a lot of resources, not only to find the perfect candidate but to also properly train them and ensure everything goes smoothly. For that reason, making sure your new hires will last should be something that you focus on during your onboarding process. There are a few simple steps that you can add to your onboarding process to ensure that your new hire is a great fit for the company, but also going to be more likely to stick around and grow in their position.
On Board New Hires Together, if Possible
It might not seem obvious, but onboarding new hires together can be a great way to create a sense of community from the get-go. It can be overwhelming starting a new position, especially in a larger firm, but having a buddy, or a few buddies starting together can help make the transition easier. It can also be easier from a logistics point of view because you’ll be training new people at the same time, rather than doing it staggered over a few months. The employees don’t need to be in the same team or department, you can focus on talking about the company’s brand and voice, before doing more personalized integration individually. Onboarding in this way can help to grow cross department relationships, improving the company’s communication.
Implement Proper Screening
You want to make sure someone you’re investing in is a good fit for the company. For that reason you’re going to want to make sure your screening process during the hiring stages is very thorough, leaving no stone unturned. One thing that you’re going to want to consider doing is a 12 panel drug test to see whether your potential employee has any concerning things in their system. Another important aspect of screening is finding out what your potential employees long term goals are, and whether they can reach those from within your company. Ideally you’re looking for someone who will grow as your company grows, allowing your potential employee to reach their potential and increasing their job satisfaction.
Be Clear About What You’re Looking For
Make sure you take the time to properly define what you’re looking for in an employee, and what ‘good’ looks like. For a new hire with a lot of previous experience, it can be very challenging to be in a new environment, where they suddenly feel like they’re starting from scratch. Providing your new hire with clear communication about what’s expected of them in their position, as well as defined accountabilities, can help make it easier for them to know what’s required of them. Follow this up with regular feedback during the first few months especially, also they can see what they’re doing right and what could be improved.
Hiring someone new for your company is an important and exciting step, but it also takes a lot of time and resources to find the perfect fit. For this reason, I hope these tips will help ensure that you find some good candidates that will last in your company.