By the end of the first week, a new hire must be familiar with the people and the place. The goal should be to ensure the new employee understands the essential work processes and has a clear idea of the expectations and responsibilities of his role. A guideline for the first week includes:
Give a first assignment.
Set goals both short term and long term.
Provide more information with regard to teams and department to understand the value generation with respect to the larger organizational goals.
Provide training on systems, procedures and job specific needs.
Provide an overview of the performance review system, the reward system, development and career growth in the organization.
Provide opportunities for job shadowing, realistic job previews.
Provide immediate, but meaningful feedback, so that the new hire is quick to grasp and understand norms and expectations in the team.
Debrief and connect with the employee each day of the first week.
Facilitate meetings with HR, skip level managers, other related team managers, coaches and mentors, and CXO level managers.
Facilitate meetings with business line managers and executive level leaders to reinforce company goals, organization values and vision.