A new hire’s experience starts from the day they accept their offer. How you manage this transition sets the foundation for your new employee to grow, thrive, and give their best to your organization. To create an onboarding experience where people can quickly go from being “new hires” to empowered members of your team, consider how to engage, enable, and elevate them throughout the onboarding process.
Engage your new employee so that they feel like a welcome part of your team from day one, with an important role in the company and meaningful ways to contribute. Enable your new hire by giving them all the resources, tools, and information they need to hit the ground running, and ensuring that they understand the ways of working, and know where to go with questions. Elevate their growth by providing a clear understanding of their role and priorities, with ongoing training and learning opportunities, and consistent feedback conversations with their manager and teams.
When your employees are engaged, enabled, and elevated, they are empowered: capable, confident, and high-performing. So, how do you get there? Here are some of our tips and best practices on creating an employee experience that makes new hires feel welcome, gives them the tools they need to succeed, and helps them take their performance to the next level.
An employee’s first day can be overwhelming, so it’s important to do what you can to make them feel at home. When new hires feel connected, they’re more engaged, and can thrive in their new workplace. To start employees off on the right foot, consider these tips:
Successful employee enablement is a mix of guided and independent learning, and emphasizes interaction, support, and training. Establishing deep trust and authentic partnerships within the company is key to enabling employees to truly understand their value to the organization and how they can do their best work. Consider these tips to enable your new employee to grow and achieve:
Make sure your new hire doesn’t just see their job as a means to an end, but that they feel their new workplace is one where they can truly grow and develop. Consider these best practices to support your new hire’s growth:
You only have one opportunity to onboard each new person to your team — it’s important to do so in a way that makes them feel welcome, gives them the tools they need to succeed, and supports their ongoing learning and development. When your employees are engaged, enabled, and elevated, they become empowered members of your team — bringing their best selves and best work to your organization.