Would you like to:
- Make your employees feel like a valuable, contributing member of your team,
- Understand and manage their expectations,
- Uncover potential problems, and
- Find out what they like (or don’t) about their new position?
Then you need to start asking questions! Begin your conversation by letting the new employee know that you are happy to have them, that their input is valuable to you and that open and honest feedback is appreciated. Then dive in to get insight that will help you grow them into a valued and contributing member of your team.
Here are ten questions to ask in the first month:
In the end, give your employee a chance to ask you a few questions. Remind the employee that your door is always open for feedback or to answer questions on any matter.
Don’t jot down answers and walk away. Once you’ve got honest feedback from your employee, take action! You don’t have to act on every request but acting on a few of them shows that you care about your employee and their input.