If you recently got a new job offer, chances are you’ll soon be partaking in the company’s formal onboarding procedures. The way in which you approach the onboarding process can often affect your initial experience working at the organization. Through onboarding, you’ll be able to gather ample information about your new employer and how to navigate your role. Here are some key tips for how to get the most from your onboarding experience:
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
While the onboarding process can feel intimidating at times, it’s important that you ask questions and gather as much information as possible. Seeking information or clarification about any points of confusion will help you learn the ropes and become acclimated to your new position with more ease and confidence. Not being afraid to ask questions and seek guidance is essential for adapting to your environment and showing the employer and your boss that you take the job seriously.
Start making connections.
A significant component to your success on the job will be your work relationships – so why not start making connections now? Onboarding provides an ideal opportunity to meet others at the company and become familiar with those whom you’ll be working with on a regular basis. Embracing teambuilding activities and making an effort to socialize is often the foundation to forming strong workplace relationships with coworkers, managers, and mentors.
Learn about the company’s culture and policies.
Onboarding is not just about job training, but rather exposing new employees to a company’s culture and policies. Taking an interest in your company’s mission at large will allow you to grasp the “big picture” of what the organization as to offer. There are many topics typically covered during onboarding, such as employee benefits, professional development offers, and workplace policies. Taking an interest in learning as much as possible about the workplace culture will help you get things off on the right foot!
With these tips, you can maximize your onboarding experience and immerse yourself within your new workplace, braced with knowledge and tools to excel in your position. By learning about your company’s practices, protocols and culture, you’ll be well on your way to a fulfilling employment experience!
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Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experience creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.