Pulse List: 3 ways to make your new employees more productive
Entrepreneurs often say finding — and retaining — good talent is one of the most difficult aspects of business.
There are several underrated parts of running a business that can be very tricky. One of the them is adding new staff — both your business and the new employee have to adjust to each other to be able to deliver what is required from either side.
Here are three ways to make that transition a bit easier and more productive:
Everything na double double: Pair new employees with team members that have the experience that they need to learn. That way, the older employees can mentor new ones and the new ones can teach the older employees skills that they don’t have, but is beneficial to the business.
Be social: Make sure you give them a welcome experience that is warm and friendly. Team bonding over soccer or dinner, personifying how you show them the products, and welcoming new team members with open arms can result in long-lasting employment. Those are some ways to ensure that the new hire feels right at home and they stay for a long time.
Get them out there: Send them out into the field for at least one day in their first week. Show them that nobody is above getting their hands dirty and if they come back unhappy, you understand that they may not be a good fit. Getting them into the field shows them how to interact with your customers first-hand and gives them an understanding of how your customers see your product, brand or service.
Entrepreneurs often say finding — and retaining — good talent is one of the most difficult aspects of business. Using one or all of the new hire onboarding techniques above could be a deciding factor in a new employee working for you for a long time or not. You can also research other ways to make your new employees feel at home. Happy hunting!