It’s not easy
being new at a job. You always walk oh eggshells because you don’t know
everyone in the office. You also try to look confident and know what you’re
doing, but there are still a lot of things you don’t know. It could take a
while before you can fully adjust. Even during the meetings, you decide to keep
quiet because you still try to figure out the dynamics.
running a business and you have some new employees, these are a few tips to
help boost their confidence.
Give them a voice
during a meeting. If you feel like the senior employees are doing most of
the talking, you have to remind the newbies about it. You don’t necessarily
expect the best response from employees who are new to the team, but it’s an
excellent idea to give them a voice. Make them feel comfortable in speaking
Make them a
part of a committee
If there are special
projects currently worked on by a team, you can ask the new employee to be a
part of it. You want that employee to feel useful in the company. Of course,
you can’t expect the best results, but there’s definitely something to learn in
the process. You also have to inform the senior employees to provide guidance
them for their hard work
thank you to your employees for doing a good job. It doesn’t matter how
small the contribution was. Make it a habit to acknowledge hard work. You can
say it in person, or you can leave a thank you note. The truth is that you have
to do it to everyone, and not only your new employees. You will motivate your
employees to do better by acknowledging what they do.
understandable if there are times when you want to be angry because of a
terrible performance. However, you need to understand that you have a new
employee who is still figuring out what to do. There’s no point in screaming at
this employee. If anything, you’re only making this person feel bad. It’s a
learning process, and you need to be
a good mentor. Humiliating someone else shouldn’t be a part of it.
employees will do well at the job right away. Some of them are like car engines
that take time to heat up. Once they do, they’re unstoppable. Therefore, you
need to be patient. Try your best to provide guidance and be as understanding
as possible. Besides, firing this employee and starting over again would be a
more difficult and time-consuming option.
your new employee eventually becomes comfortable with the job, and do even
better in the future. With your guidance and leadership, it’s possible.
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