SUPPORTING MIDDLE MANAGERS
HOW DO WE MAKE SURE NEW EMPLOYEES FEEL ENGAGED AND READY TO CONTRIBUTE FROM DAY ONE?
The traditional way of introducing new employees to the organisation can be tedious work. The general idea is that new employees need to be fed a mountain of information before they can start working. This dizzying amount of knowledge is difficult to manage as information tends to expire quickly and all but impossible for the new employee to take in and retain. This results in a huge amount of work going to waste with people bombarding new recruits with information they will just forget the minute they step out of the room.
Another dilemma is the case of those much sought-after “fresh eyes”. We all know the classic line repeated in every recruitment situation: “we really look forward to getting a fresh set of eyes to look at this…”. However, in the midst of the super-effective induction training, we easily pass on a lot of the old ways that we actually would like to change. And so, we have again lost a set of those valuable fresh eyes.
A different approach to onboarding
What if we left out the endless company presentations and skipped right to the fun part? Our approach to onboarding means leveraging on the new coworkers’ natural curiosity and enthusiasm. Instead of putting it out with facts and figures, we challenge them with questions. Open up the doors and let the newbies explore the most interesting aspects of the work, guided by good questions and engaging challenges, not rules and guidebooks.
We see every new coworker as a new opportunity to learn and develop. The recruitment process was thorough and you have undoubtedly acquired the best talent. Now let them show you how they would do it. Learn from them, let them do what they do best.
The TalentMiles Onboarding Path is an effective way to create excitement, encourage networking and creates a natural path into the organisation.