Bringing new employees into your business is a necessary part of growing your company. Acclimating these new workers to your business work can, however, present a challenge. To make it easier for yourself to welcome these new workers into your established business, prepare a clear and easy-to-follow new hire checklist.
Interview Question Sheet
To ensure that you always have the perfect queries on hand each time you interview a potential new employee, put some time into creating the an interview question sheet. Gather standard interview questions, as well as some specific to your industry, and compile them into a list to use as an interview guide. While you don’t necessarily want to ask every question on the list each time you interview a potential new employee, you will likely find that just having the list helps make the interview process an easier one.
Filling out paperwork is no one’s idea of a good time; however, when you hire a new employee completing the necessary paperwork is a must, making this a vital item on your new hire checklist. Instead of delaying this paperwork portion of the process, make this the first thing your new employee does after receiving her job offer.
Plan Training Modules
Regardless of how much prior experience or education your new employee brings to the table, he will still have to become acclimated to the basics of your office, including how to operate different programs that you use heavily within your business. Prepare training modules in advance and assign some current workers to serve as trainers. Prepare these trainers by familiarizing them with the training material so whenever a new worker, or group of workers, comes into your company the training process will be a seamless one.
After your shiny new employee is processed and trained, you can unleash her to perform the work for which she was hired. This does not, however, mean that you shouldn’t supervise her closely. As a final item on you new high checklist, determine a probationary period and create plans for more closely monitoring these new employees during these first weeks or months on the job.
By breaking down the new hire process into these manageable steps, you can make the task of bringing a new worker into your business easier and reduce the likelihood that you will forget an integral part of the new hire process.
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