September 6, 2011

Setting Expectations Goes a Long Way

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.

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