If you are a manager, or an independant entrepreneur getting ready to hire contract workers, do you realize and know how you bring up to speed new people working for you?
- Give new hires a plan from day one
- Meet with new hires regularly to ensure questions and needs are met
- Provide clear goals and objectives
- Provide a few recommendations on how to get started
- Expect a new hire to come to them when needing help
- Has the new hire create their own plan and objectives
For example, more junior resources need to be nurtured where more senior can be let loose. Or, you have a particular project at hand you know how it needs to get done versus a new opportunity looking for someone new to look at tackling it from a different perspective.
It’s important as you grow your team, and your self as a manager, that you learn how to manage and cultivate a diverse team of talent and experience, where you are capable of sensing which type of ramp up you need to deliver and then knowing how to deliver each method.
So when you look to bring on a new person remember to
- Recognize what you need to have accomplished in the first 3-12 months
- Understand the strengths and experiences of the new hire to tailor your ramp up style to him or her