“I need to quickly build a relationship with my new employee. I want to get started on the right foot. Usually it takes months to figure someone out and we don’t have the time for that, and it is costly to the organization. How can I accelerate the on-boarding process?”
Quickly building a relationship that is productive with effective communication is essential for:
We can get this job done in just a few conversations. We developed this solution when we observed repeated requests for repairing poor manager/employee relationships. We prefer our clients to be proactive, as it is more cost effective to spend time upfront on-boarding the new hire. For example, if the employee resigns or is ultimately terminated, the average cost to replace an exempt employee is six to nine months of the salary. In many cases, a properly facilitated join-up would have prevented this significant expense.
Our goal is not just to prevent problems, but to help the manager and employee maximize the performance of both the individuals and the partnership. This makes the relationship more effective and enjoyable. This is especially true for mentor/mentee relationships.
We utilize a complex analysis of the joint 34 Gallup® strengths and hold a strategically facilitated discussion based on the relationship objectives. The manager learns the following about the new person:
- How they are most effectively coached
- What motivates them
- Areas for development that have the highest ROI
- When they are at their best/worst
- What they need to be successful
- How they approach problems
- How they think about and deal with people
- What is seldom if ever on their radar (blind spots)
- How they communicate
- How to best to use them on the team (highest value contribution tasks)
Likewise, the employee is clear on how best to work with their manager and add the most value to the team.