HR Professionals’ Levers that Drive New Hires to Success
Since the 18th century, when Charles Babbage and Robert Owen introduced their idea of Human Resources, the HR field has evolved in so many ways. A lot of things were changed over the years to make sure that all needs of both employers and employees are met at all times.
The HR department is considered as the “ace in the hole” of companies. As long as the entire department is used tactically, the company’s number of highly-skilled employees will multiply fast. As business owners, executives, and founders focus on running the entire company and dealing with clients, HR professionals focus on employees. Otherwise, there will be no business plan or idea that can be considered a success without great employees.
The HR professionals’ role in companies is vital for achieving success and facing survival. Establishing and implementing levers for new hires are just some of the HR professionals’ role. Thus, one of the largest HR membership organizations called Society for Human Resource Management made a guideline series. This guide aims to get the most out of the new employees’ onboarding period towards success.
Though the organization’s guidelines focus on Fortune 500 companies, their selected levers are versatile. Whatever is the size of your company, you can definitely apply their guidelines to ensure that your goal for newly hired employees is achieved.
Confidence is important for any type of job. The more you encourage the newly hired employees to be confident about their new job, the more they’ll become motivated. In the end, this will be their rope to success which will positively bounce back to you and your company.
This is quite a hard part since most employees nowadays, especially in the BPO industry are versatile. Most of them “wear multiple hats” which is why role clarity is very important. Poorly defined roles can easily stress new employees until they quit. On the other hand, it’s also a consistent prophet of employees’ job satisfaction once they’re fully aware of their role in the company.
As much as new employees want to work, they should feel socially comfortable and accepted first by their co-workers. Great rapport would less likely lead to turnovers. Instead, it would drive new employees to develop a strong commitment and loyalty to your company.
Knowledge of Culture
Most of the time, HR professionals are more concerned about how applicants will fit into their company’s culture and that shouldn’t stop there. What’s more important is how they will respond and accept your company’s values, specific approach, and goals.
Understanding these levers and the entire role of an HR professional to a company will not only result to a successful onboarding period, but also a great achievement on the HR’s part for molding an efficient employee from the start.