Taking Care of New Talent—3 Tips for Training Recent Hires
Whether your business needs new talent because you’re becoming a marketing services provider or because one of your best employees just resigned, it’s important to prioritize proper training during your new hire’s first week.
Approach the project strategically, because training your recent hires could be the difference between your next great employee and your latest HR mistake. Keep reading for our three tips on effectively training your printing company’s next employee.
Don’t waste too much time on the overly technical employee manual during your new employee’s first week. Sharing the company culture is much more important. And your company culture is more than dress codes and vacation policies. It’s about the feel of the workspace, the general mood among coworkers and even your staff’s collective outlook on work. Once your new hire understands (and takes part in) all that, they’ll have a better feel for how to contribute to your printing company’s success.
So consider what drives the people in your organization. Then share those motivators to assimilate new talent. For example, you could explain your Recovery Manifesto (you’ve written one, right?) to them.
Depression and low morale has recently been linked to poorly communicated job expectations. Your printing company may not be so bad as to make recruits miserable by keeping mum, but it’s still important to lay out everything you expect from employees.
In the first week leave plenty of time for discussion about the position. And this isn’t a conversation about the job description. Encourage your new employee to ask questions and answer them honestly. Recent hires with a clear understanding of what you want are far more likely to excel in their new roles.
Share the Wealth
Let’s say you hope your recent hire will turn out to be just like your top salesperson, or as dedicated as your longtime accountant. What better way to nudge recent hires in the right direction than by pairing them with one of your star players?
Ask one of your best employees to join your new staff member for lunch during his or her first week. Spending time with a coworker who understands and loves your business will help your new hire embrace their new role. And nurturing a mentorship or at least a friendship between the two is a grand way to increase your new staff member’s chances of success.
Is your printing company hiring right now? What kind of experience and qualities is your HR team looking for, and how will you train your new team member?