With more Finance departments adding new blood, many employers have a unique set of challenges: Helping new hires adapt to their jobs as quickly as possible.
Before managers can help new workers fit in and be part of the team, they need to understand what new staffers’ greatest challenges are.
A new study by OfficeTeam aimed to do just that. The survey asked 464 employees, “What is the greatest challenge for workers starting at a new company?”
Here’s what the workers said:
- Getting used to new culture and co-workers (37%)
- learning new policies and processes (23%)
- Adapting to a new routine (22%)
- Building personal confidence (10%), and
- Other/don’t know (8%).
To address these challenges, it’s a good idea to use a combination of training methods — one-on-one sessions, mentoring, meetings, paper manuals — with all new hires.
Readers, what steps does your company take to help new hires adapt to the job? Share them with us in the Comments section.