While the first week of employee onboarding is about
introducing your new hire to their role, their first month is about learning. Use this time to teach them
how their job will impact the company and show them how to perform their tasks
well. When you’re planning your employee’s first month, consider including
these four things:
To help your new hire learn more about your company and how
their job will help it achieve its objectives, consider scheduling some time
every week for them to shadow someone else. They will get a great overview of
the company and can start to learn how their role affects the rest of the staff.
3. Assign projects
Help your new employee learn the ins-and-outs of their
position by assigning them a few
projects. Start with something small, so they can learn your
company’s procedures and ask plenty of questions. Once they’re ready, toss a
bigger venture their way. By giving them tasks right away, they’ll be able to
feel like they’re already contributing to the company, which can help them feel
connected to your small business.
4. Hold regular check-ins
Throughout your new hire’s first month, regularly check in with them to find out how things are going. These one-on-one meetings will allow you to begin building a relationship with them, so they’ll feel comfortable coming to you in the future with questions, concerns, or ideas. You’ll also have the chance to discuss your worker’s goals and what resources they need from you. A strong onboarding experience for your new team members can help improve employee retention and engagement. Learn more how to build a great employee onboarding process.