I joined Pro-Development in June, in a supporting role to assist with back end functions to help free up our learning & development consultants to get on with what they do best. Having not started a “new job” in over 13 years the thought of being in a new environment was quite daunting. A key thing for me was understanding and knowing I had the full support of both my Manager and my team right from the off and that, I can say, I certainly had.
It’s so important for any new starter to understand exactly what their role is and what’s expected of them, and to be given the opportunity to ask as many questions as necessary (even if you do feel you are bugging the heck out of everyone!!!) to enable you to perform your tasks, not just to the best of your ability but to ensure you meet the expectations of your employer.
So, for me it’s all about clear guidelines, goals and regular communication and reviews – not just in the early days but ongoing – long may it continue.