A new country, a new organization, a new work environment — it’s a lot for any new employee, regardless of where that person is from.
Setting expectations, from job responsibilities, duties and office culture to performance monitoring and talent development, is your best first way to begin your new employee relationship on the right foot.
When setting expectations for employees, use a mix of communication styles and methods. Describe the organization’s vision for success and how your new skilled immigrant employee fits into that picture.
Coaching them to grow in their new position to reach their goals will benefit the new employees as well as your organization.
It’s also important to remember new employees’ personal needs can be just as important as their professional needs.
- Setting “Expectations of Success” For That New Employee: Read this article on the benefits of clearly communicating goals for new employees during their first few weeks or months on the job.
- Spell Out Expectations For Your New Employee: Read this article for tips about how to implement a successful orientation, including assigning a buddy, having the employee spend time in different departments to learn their functions, having a set list of tasks to be taught and providing ongoing feedback.
- Guide to Developing SMART Objectives: This guide will help you set objectives for your organization and employees that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based.