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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Boosting Employee Performance by Susan Shelly, Marc Dorio

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The First 30 Days

An employee’s first day of work is crucial, as are the days that follow. The employee will probably be nervous, self-conscious, and unsure. Don’t ever make the mistake of showing new employees to their office or work area and leaving them on their own to fill out forms or review policy sheets.
Some steps to take and tasks to get out of the way on your new employee’s first day include the following:
• Lay out the plans for that day and the next few days. A new employee is likely to be nervous, and knowing what to expect can alleviate some anxiety.
• Get other employees on board for welcoming a new worker. Make sure she meets all the employees with whom she’ll be working directly, as well as any others that she might need to ...

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