Settling in a new employee: A step-by-step guide
Settling in a new employee - Step 4
- Choose a member of staff as the new employee's mentor or 'buddy' to help answer questions after the induction.
- They will also become a point of contact to further develop the employee's understanding of the business and make them feel they belong. If you are the owner-manager, the mentor may have to be you.
- After, say, six months check with the new employee how useful the induction has proved. This could be part of a general review of how they are settling in, and include a decision at the end of any probationary period.
Some employees may need special attention to address issues of confidence or anxiety, particularly:
- school and college leavers
- employees with disabilities
- people returning to work after a break in employment, or changing their work situation
- management/professional trainees
For more on this, go to our Recruitment page.