Good onboarding is a great way of getting lasting commitment from new members of staff.
It is important to discuss and manage expectations on both sides as early and clearly as possible. It helps when everyone is flexible, aware that there may be blips and sudden changes due to unforeseen circumstances.
This is a time of change for all sides. You may find that your new starter brings different, unexpected qualities to the team. These are to be celebrated, as they may add extra dimensions to your existing ways of working.
When you stick with these measures, you get a happy, productive new starter and an enhanced team!
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