The Do’s and Don’ts of Bringing On a New Employee
When it comes to hiring new employees, there are many things to keep in mind. You want to make sure that you are bringing on the right person for the job, and that they will be a good fit for your company culture. There are also a few things you will want to avoid doing when hiring someone new. In this blog post, we will discuss the do’s and don’ts of bringing on a new employee!
Do make sure the position is a good fit for the candidate.
When you are hiring someone new, it is important to make sure that the position is a good fit for them. You don’t want to bring on someone who is not going to be happy in their job, or who is not a good fit for the company. If you hire someone who is under-qualified or doesn’t suit the team culture, they may find themselves quite unsatisfied with their job. This could have a negative impact on the rest of their team. You should check the candidate’s references to get a better understanding of whether or not the position will suit them. In some cases and in certain industries, a trial shift might be necessary to ascertain whether the candidate is equipped to fill the position. Click here to check whether or not an unpaid trial shift is an acceptable option for your business.
Do make sure the salary is competitive.
If you want to attract the best candidates, you will need to make sure that the salary is competitive. You don’t want to low-ball someone and then have them leave for a better job offer elsewhere. This may also include offering benefits such as sick leave or free parking. If the position requires the candidate to relocate, you should consider how you can support the adjustment to make it easier for them – such as providing transport services for a short period.
Don’t hire someone just because they are a friend or family member.
Just because someone is a friend or family member, doesn’t mean they are the right person for the job. You will want to make sure that they are qualified and a good fit for the position before you hire them. If it turns out that they don’t suit the role, it can also make social gatherings very awkward if you have to critique them, demote them or even ask them to leave.
Do create a welcome package.
It’s important to make the transition between jobs as seamless as possible, to help your new employee perform at their best. In order to increase job satisfaction, it can be important to create some sort of welcome package or activity, such as leaving a welcome note on their desk or organising lunch with a mentor. This could also be something as simple as giving them a tour of the office on their first day.
Don’t forget to train them.
Once you’ve hired someone new, it’s important to train them properly. This includes showing them how to use any equipment they will need for their job, and teaching them about your company culture and values. If you don’t train them properly, they may not be able to do their job effectively and could quickly become frustrated. You should also provide them with as much communication as possible, which might include offering them a ‘what to expect on your first day’ document and identifying a point of contact for any questions they might have. A structured orientation can also help to provide the candidate with all the information they need about how the company operates and what values it prioritises. This can also help the candidate feel more welcome and get them into the swing of things faster.
Do give them a probation period.
When you first hire someone, it’s important to give them a probation period. This will allow you to see how they fit in with the team and whether or not they are meeting your expectations. If they are not a good fit, or if they are not meeting your expectations, you can terminate their employment during this period without having to go through the hassle of firing them. During this period, it’s important not to overload the new employee with too many tasks, because this might overwhelm them and cause them to make mistakes that they wouldn’t usually make. It’s important to give them time to adjust and get used to their new job before expecting them to take on a lot of work.