What’s your plan? Most hiring managers don’t have one for this and it is critical to having a chance at a successful hire.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a coach who helps people with their job search, helping them with their career management, hiring more effectively, managing and leading, overall workplace effectiveness.

Now, as a former recruiter who worked in that field for more than 40 years, I remember getting so many phone calls from new hires and it was early in their tenure, and they were bored to tears. And the issue was, there really wasn't a plan to onboard them. I want to be clear. I'm not talking about filling out paperwork in HR and going through orientation. I'm talking about for you, as a hiring manager in your department, and not really taking the time to coherently plan. What's going to happen for this person during their first week, the first two weeks, the first month, three months, there's nothing planned out.

And I'm not talking about the specifics of the work, but who's going to guide them? Who's going to mentor them? Are you going to pair them up with someone? What do you want them to do on the first day? How many meetings in their first week do you want to have with them to ensure that they're connected? Who do you want them to avoid because they are the problem person and the department is going to infect them with negativity? And how do you coach that individual to keep their mouth shut?

The failure to onboard properly, to teach them what the corporate culture is like in the group, is one of the biggest failures hiring managers make, because the new hire doesn't have a sense of expectations. Now, you can do something at the time of offer to talk with them about the culture to ensure that they know what they're stepping into and what their expectations are. I'm a very strong proponent of that. But I also want to point out that once they're on board, normally there's an incongruence between what they're being told and what the reality is and you don't want them to drop down to the level of your poorest performers as often happens. You want to ensure that you have an onboarding process in place that deals with culture and acclimating them to the culture, as well as getting to work.

I hope you found this helpful. I'm Jeff Altman. And by the way, you should be doing this before you start the interviewing so it's planned out. You may not have the dates established, but you have an idea of what's going to be necessary in order to onboard someone. So, again, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter.

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And if you're not seeing what you're looking for there, I have the 30 minute or one hour coaching sessions there, you can dive right into coaching as well as some of the specific things I have there. In addition, there's much more to the website and the blog that you can watch, listen to or read that will help you. And I'll also mention, if you liked this video, click the like button. Share it, let other people know it was worthwhile.

Hope you have a great day and take care


No BS Management Advice | Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
No BS Management Advice | Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

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