Despite some headlines, a number of businesses are poised to hire. With unemployment as high as it is, there are many good people looking for work. The question is "What is the best process for hiring and what are the documents needed to complete the process?"
The employer expects the employee to be orderly, disciplined and professional. That is exactly what the employer needs to convey to candidates and, once hired, to all employees. While we are all human, the organization needs to display itself in the best way possible. The documents required are the following:
When the employee reports to work his/her first day should be fully planned so it is clear to the new hire that the employer is ready for him/her. The "on boarding" process should be smooth, the orientation planned and implemented smoothly.
Remember, the new hire will spend the first 30 to 60 days determining what the employer organization's values are and determining if he /she can identify with those values. If the answer is yes, the new hire will spend the next 30 to 60 days figuring out who is honest and trustworthy and who is not. The next 30 to 60 days will be spent establishing coalitions and relationships with those deemed trustworthy and figuring out how to avoid the others. All of this is a bit of a distraction for the new employee, but it is what is happening.
The employer should be meeting with the new hire to learn about the variances between what the new hire was told to expect (during the hiring process) about the company and what the new hire actually found once hired. This is extremely valuable information.
The Gallagher Organization has published information that says that only 25 percent of the workforce in the typical organization is engaged (working in concert with management) 15 percent is disengaged (working against management) and 60 percent are apathetic. Whom do you think is "pulling" on the new hires? It is usually the disengaged working to spoil or corrupt the new hires into becoming part of the disengaged.
Don't let that happen.