Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
After the Honeymoon
How do you ensure success in the first three months of your new hire’s employment?
The hire is made, the orientation complete; now you are ready for that big return on your investment. But what if the rookie does not understand how to get help? How do you ensure success in the first three months of your new hire’s employment?
You should help your new employee focus on the short-term goals and provide every tool imaginable to him/her to meet or exceed the expectations. You should also communicate and give frequent feedback on required attitudes and cultural style. Plus, you should introduce and jump-start the team building process with key internal employees who will be truly critical to the new hire’s positive interaction in future years.
Here are action items to get you and your new hire out of the gate at full speed:
When the honeymoon is over, your new hire’s job performance is really up to you.
Bill Carpitella is president and CEO of the Sharrow Group, a Rochester, N.Y.-based human resources firm. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.