Chapter 9Make Your New Employees Feel at Home

Your star candidate has just accepted your job offer with enthusiasm and gratitude. You both have agreed on a start date and you can’t wait to have your new employee on your team. With the taxing hiring process now behind you, it’s time to relax, right? Absolutely not! A critical driver of profitability is accelerating the time a new employee takes to get up to speed. After the hiring and selection process, this is the single most critical step to ensure the early success of your new employee. It is accomplished by implementing a properly structured "on-boarding" process beginning right after your candidate says yes and lasting for at least three to six months after the initial start date. Extending ...

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