Once we understand how a new hire feels during the first few weeks of their role, we can take action. Brad gave us the key to gaining engagement and a sense of belonging. During the interview, we discussed topics about if it’s possible that a new employee can be confident from day one on the job. In that case, how can HR help them to establish good self-esteem? Among other ideas, one of the key points was: “when we celebrate what new hires bring, what their strengths are. They’re more loyal. They stay in their roles longer”.
Brad also reminded me of the real meaning of confidence during these processes: “genuine self-confidence is based on knowing your strengths. So the question I have is ‘What are your strengths as an individual?’, ‘What strengths do you bring to this role?’, ‘What are your past achievements?’“.