Have you ever had the opportunity for a new position within your own organization or a new one?
The day you started your new position, did your immediate supervisor spend any time showing you the ropes and encouraging you to great performance, or did they simply tell you to get to work and then hold you accountable for your productivity?
You may have seen supervisors send out new employees out to deal with the sharks without providing training and resources.
Heck! It may even have happened to you.
Failure to dedicate time and resources in the development of a new member to the organization is akin to constructing a building without first investing in a firm foundation that contributes stability for time to come.
Developing new employees into long term productive members of the organization can be summed up in three simple activities.
-> Invest in the new person’s assimilation to the culture and processes and resources associated with the job.
-> Encourage excellence in becoming a solid team member and in the execution of their duties.
-> Mentor them to new understandings of the power of engaging in the principles of people and business that lead to performance excellence.
Sol says… “Start a youth out on his way; even when he grows old he will not depart from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6
Starting a new employee is like starting someone youthful. They are young to your organization and you want them to maintain your culture and processes for time to come.
Make it a great day and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.