You found your perfect ‘role match’, you closed the position with a simple signature and boom suddenly everyone is happy, of course, a win-win situation goes both ways right? In order to proceed with that ‘good vibe tempo’, we must look further than what meets the eye, interviews and meetings simply won’t do it and somehow they are not enough to maintain a good impression that could turn into a long-lasting relationship. And why is that?
Put yourself in the new person’s shoes for a second. Can you imagine, going all hyped up at your very first day at work, you arrive at your new desk with positive expectations and return feeling confused, unaware and (well we don’t want to say it but) miserable.
When you don’t have a qualitative and efficient onboarding process, things may slip away from the initial plan rather fast. Perceiving too much general information, being introduced to too many faces, having to ask too many questions around the new job scope and the company’s products/services may seem tiring and exhausting for a new person who is practically a learner trying to adapt to a new culture and atmosphere.
Even questions like: Where is the coffee? Where can i find the printer or where are your office necessities may feel unpleasant and uncomfortable to ask after a while.
To summarize, no one can predict or be 100% sure that they know the mission, vision and the general company’s policies from the start, it takes some time of course.
But if you are able to provide simple and fun ways to encourage and assemble your people throughout your most important data then you know that you’re on the right path.