Undoubtedly, before you hired a new person at your company, you interviewed them. You probably asked them about their work history, some personal questions, and did everything you could do to get a feel for what type of employee you were getting. Some of the answers you heard probably caused you to not hire some candidates while other answers made you few some men and women as “must have” members of your team. However, the interview doesn’t stop when the new employee is hired. As a matter of fact, part 2 of the interview process is just getting started. The new hire probably has some questions about their new work place. Here’s a look at some things you can expect.
“What is this place really about?”
To be able to really answer this question, it’s important that you have a clear understanding of your company’s mission and vision. People are more likely to want to be a part of something they believe in as opposed to simply being another hired hand. Make sure that you’re ready to explain the core values and belief system of your company so people realize that you’ve brought them in because you believe they can further your cause.
“What is expected of me?”
Ideally, you provided a written out job description to your new hire, but more times than not, those job descriptions often leave out some things that are expected of each employee. As a leader in your company, it’s crucial that you be familiar enough with each role in the company as well as filtering every expectation through the core values we just discussed. Employees will excel when you put them in a position to do so. Let each person know exactly what’s expected of them and then let them do it.
“What makes this place so special?”
Hopefully, new hires automatically feel a sense of something special about your organization. In an ideal world, they walked in for their interview and saw warm, smiling faces and took note of people who genuinely like where they work. Spend some time figuring out what existing employees like most about where they work and be ready to highlight those things to new employees. It will cause them to be excited about their new job at the get-go.
New employees will automatically have questions about their new jobs, but many times those questions go even deeper than what their tasks are. Be prepared to answer.