3 Months, or 90 Days, is the typical length of time for a new employee to integrate into a new organization. Below are some tips and guidelines to help your new employees make that integration successful.
Before Their First Day…
- They’ve been hired, but haven’t started yet; start their working relationship off on a positive note by sending a Welcome Letter, or leaving a welcome note on their work station to find on their first day.
- Make sure the employee has their entire new hire packet to be filled out and turned in on the first day of employment. Pay special attention to the I-9 and provide the list of acceptable I-9 documents. Bonus points if you are using HR Strategies electronic on-boarding, they can access it online!
- Be sure to set up their office/workstation so that they are ready to go the first day they arrive. Make sure any technology is set for them; this includes computer access and phones; but it also includes all online accounts having access, user IDs, etc.
Their First Day….
- Make sure the receptionist or your office manager knows they will be starting, and who will be assisting the new employee.
- Give the employee a tour of the workplace. Be sure to include not only where they can find other employees who will be vital to their job, but also restrooms, breakrooms, supplies, and other essentials.
- Provide the new employee not only with a handbook, but also a telephone directory for the company and a user guide for the phone system.
- Everyone likes gifts, and this is the perfect time to welcome your new hire with some office “swag”. Having some new items with the company logo will help the employee feel a part of the organization, and it’s a marketing bonus for our company when they show their swag to others outside of the organization!
- No one likes to be alone on their first day, arrange to have their supervisor take them to lunch. You may want to even have a few other employees from their department join the lunch. Maybe even plan a lunch at the office/work area and order pizza for the employees so they can better get to know the new hire.
- They should now be familiar with their department, and their co-workers within their department. Two weeks into their employment is a great time to make sure that they are meeting employees from other departments.
- Have them begin to set goals with their manager, and when those goals should be reached.
After Week Two…
- Supervisors should be sure to check in with the employee to see how they are progressing.
- The new employee and their supervisor should have a conversation regarding any concerns the employee is having, and for the supervisor to get a feel of how the employee is beginning to transition into their role. Any concerns that the employee has, should be addressed and a plan of resolution put in place following this meeting.
- Ask the employee for their input on the new hire process and how you may improve it.
- Discuss with the employee their performance progress. Address questions, give feedback on overall performance and your observations of their work. Address any concerns as coaching is given and set expectations of future performance review process and adjust behaviors as needed.
- Now is the time to start getting the employee involved in short term projects.
Month and a Half….
- Be sure to check with the employee and their supervisor on any outstanding concerns the employee may have regarding their employment/work.
- Assess the employees understanding of their role.
- At 3 months into employment the employee should be fully engaged in the company and their role.
- Now is the time to do a first review; give additional feedback on their performance, address any concerns, and set strategic goals for them.
- Make sure that you ask if there is any reason why they would want to leave the company’s employment.
For questions regarding On-Boarding, New Hires, or any other part of the Employee Life Cycle contact HR Strategies at 770-339-0000 or http://www.hr-strategies.com.
HR Strategies is proud to offer our clients access to our Customized Training Strategies program. Through this program we offer the kind of training that can help your business make that leap to the next level. As a client of HR Strategies, not only will you receive personal implementation training to get you familiar with and up and running on our systems, you will also have access to our Management Training Series. We hold complimentary instructor led 2-hour training sessions conveniently located in the Metro Atlanta area. These complimentary sessions, held in order to educate and help improve your business, are on a wide variety of subjects including, but not limited to, sexual harassment prevention, wage and hour, discrimination, and employee life cycle.
Today’s session is a The Legal Landscape of the EEOC.
HR Strategies, a Human Resource firm, continues to boost and expand their client’s knowledge of important management strategies and business regulations through their Management Training Series.
Furnishing top-notch management training sessions to their clients affords HR Strategies to prepare their client’s for a variety of workplace regulations, as well as to deliver the support needed to foster and promote a sound workplace. HR Strategies has recently announced that their latest training session, to be held on June 4th, 2015, will be presented by Tracie Maurer, an attorney at the prestigious law firm Jackson Lewis LLP, and will cover many facets of the EEOC and how to protect your workplace from the rise in EEOC lawsuits. The specific topics will include: What is happening in legal cases in reference to the EEOC, Types of Claims Won, Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, the ADA & the FLSA, How a PEO can help in matters pertaining to the EEOC, and Wage & Hour.
As always the training session is completely free for clients, who can expect to enjoy a top of the line speaker along with a delicious catered lunch compliments of HR Strategies. The Management Training Series proves to be another way that HR Strategies bestows the value of HR outsourcing to their client companies.
HR Strategies is proud to offer our clients access to our Customized Training Strategies program. Through this program we offer the kind of training that can help your business make that leap to the next level. As a client of HR Strategies, not only will you receive personal implementation training to get you familiar with and up and running on our systems, you will also have access to our Management Training Series. We hold complimentary instructor led 3-hour training sessions conveniently located in Duluth, Georgia. These complimentary sessions, held in order to educate and help improve your business, are on a wide variety of subjects including, but not limited to, sexual harassment prevention, wage and hour, discrimination, and employee life cycle.
Today’s session is a Legal Update: How 2014 Will Shape the Coming Year for Your Business
Give us a call to learn more about training opportunities with HR Strategies.
Did you know that today is Namesake Day? Have you wondered why we chose the name HR Strategies? We develop in-depth strategies for the human resource needs of small to medium sized businesses. The explanation is simple, but what we do for our clients is complex. Our clients outsource their HR hassles and responsibilities to us. Being able to function as an entire Human Resource department, we chose a name that referenced the detail and forethought in which we plan out the customized services we provide for each business. HR Strategies goes above and beyond in managing customized HR solutions for companies that are motivated to reduce costs by using HR Outsourcing. As a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), HR Strategies becomes your Payroll Processing Company and Workers’ Compensation Outsourcing, handles your Employee Benefits, provides Human Resource Consulting, works with you on Human Resources Regulatory Compliance, and provides Human Resource Training, as well as many other related HR responsibilities. Our professionals enable small business owners to focus on their core competencies, rather than focusing on running payroll, providing employee benefits, or the many other facets of human resource administration. We allow business owners to concentrate on their passion, without being distracted by countless human resources responsibilities.
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