The “Must” Checklist
Taking a new job is always going to generate some anxiety, which is an outward expression of fear. The more you can do from day one to reduce that anxiety and make a new person feel safe, the quicker he or she will settle in and be inspired to do a good job.
One California company developed what it called the “Must” Checklist. What that really stood for was things a new employee must know to be able to function properly, get along with other people, and know what to do from the first day he or she joined the company. That checklist covered everything from where to park your car to how to find the bathrooms. It reviewed work hours, break times, lunch arrangements, and when payday is. Every new hire received an organizational ...