When you go to the market seeking new addition for your organization, stakes are always high that you will find raw talent that needs to be groomed to get accustomed to the organizational operations among other elements. It is, therefore, a point of concern to ensure that as a manager you find a way of grooming new hire to ideally, suit and offer the best to the organization.
Several managers have successfully tried and managed to do this and some of the things they did to achieve success include;
1) Investing in New Employee
When you hire a new worker in the organization, you need to regard them as vital assets worth investing in.
Regardless of how talented or knowledgeable, a new hire may seem to be, if you do not take them through appropriate orientation and training about the job expected of them, they will be less effective. Orientation and training also make new employees feel more welcome and appreciated. These procedures make employees feel that you are committed to their success in their new roles and at the same time grow their career.
2) Continuous mentorship
As a manager, once you hire a new employee, you do not necessarily need to sit down and assume that everything will work out well since they are presumably talented and knowledgeable. There is a critical approach to ensuring that you continuously encourage the employee beyond the job responsibilities. It helps them in integrating well into the organizational culture because they will get to know what is expected of them as well as how to relate to other team members if there is a need for doing so.
Give the new employee a listening ear and guide them through any other challenge that they could be facing within or outside the work environment.
3) Educating New Employee
Work-related education is far-fetched. There is no limit to learning whether you are proficient or not. As a manager, sharing knowledge with new employees is of utmost importance when grooming them to your team. It works wonders because it helps the employee to arm themselves with enough knowledge, which will be to your advantage because ultimately, they will be able to deliver desirable results.
Sharing knowledge with employees constantly is a great way of making sure that you are laying a better foundation for them so that you will have peace of mind of a good job to be done even when you are not around since you imparted necessary knowledge in them.
4) Attitude training
Attitude is an essential element in any job environment. As a manager, it is important to ensure that you train the new hire through a proper attitude training to help them in understanding the impact of developing and maintaining the right attitude while on and off the job.
Attitude training will help the employee to build their strengths and disregarding their weaknesses thus making it relatively easy to achieve whatever tasks that they undertake on a daily basis. When you regularly train a new employee in matters surrounding attitude, they are also capable of portraying their hidden skills since they will feel like they are set free.
5) Ensuring a flexible work environment
Having a new employee on board does not inherently imply that they need to be compelled to do all the tasks within a limited work environment. It is important to restrict them during the initial days because you still need to monitor their progress as well as understand whether they have the knowledge required to perform tasks as required.
Nevertheless, you need to facilitate the employee with vital tools that will enable them to perform efficiently while undertaking their duties. Items such as Smartphone, laptops and other similar portable gadgets are essential since they help in providing efficiency and portability hence making it easy for the employee to move around when there is need to do so.
6) Emphasize on positives than negatives
Every new employee is bound to fail in some aspects and also to succeed in other aspects revolving around the job duties. It is typical, but as a manager, it is important to correct the employee in a certain way that they will not feel offended or disregarded.
It is always good to concentrate and praise the positives that he has done while correcting the wrongs. When you do this, the employee not only feels respected but also grasps the knowledge you are informing them about so that it becomes easy for them to implement the same next the time they encounter such a challenge. It also makes them feel free to inquire something from you in case they do not understand thus helping in gradual perfection and ultimately better results.
7) Teach time management
Time is always of the essence and the fact that it is a limited resource, there is the importance of utilizing it perfectly. A new employee may not be in a good position to manage their time well depending on their upbringing and the tasks at hand. It is therefore important to make sure that you enlighten them about time management so that they can be able to utilize the limited time available sufficiently and still attain the results within set deadlines.
It doesn’t matter the type of job to be done what is important is to ensure that the new employee is armed with time management skills that will be useful to the organization and also the individual in future undertakings.
8) Lead by example
You cannot preach water and drink wine. If you want your new employee to be good at what they are doing, you also need to show that you are sufficiently capable of replicating the same. You have to be decisive, supportive, and ethical, treat them well and above all be professional. Portray excellent managerial skills and traits that you would like the employee to replicate. It costs nothing to lead by example but the reward is in ten-fold.