Weaving new staff into the fold
New staff members are often introduced to their respective areas, given their new set of responsibilities, and then turned loose to process and integrate on their own. New staff may feel isolated by the organization they have joined because of their small circle of colleagues, or sometimes they donï¿½t even fully realize how their job helps the organization succeed.
Many organizations have ï¿½on-boardingï¿½ processes defined and in place to assist new staff with the daunting prospect of not only settling into their role, but understanding their contribution. Listed below are some key activities usually associated with on-boarding.
The benefits to on-boarding new employees are seen in better retention rates of staff and an accelerated learning curve for those new employees. Plus, staff who feel they are important to the success of the organization (and not just another cog in the wheel) are generally happier and much more productive.
For assistance in putting together an on-boarding program for your new staff, contact Employee Relations at 49-41679.
- Steven Putt
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