In Erik’s Own Words
“I’m working at Erhvervscentret for God Arbejdslyst, Krifa as a Workplace Consultant (Arbejdslystkonsulent). What we’re doing is we survey employees’ job satisfaction. I had a very exciting (Onboarding) experience at that time, because it was meaningful. And I could see a bigger purpose in what I’m working with. It’s very important that you feel good at your job and are aware of your job satisfaction,” Erik Poulsen explained.
“I did not see any of my colleagues, so I did not know who I was going to work together with. But, I had a very good boss at that time. He gave me confidence that this was the right job for me,” he added.
One cannot be expected to start a job and be fully integrated from day one. This is why your manager plays a vital in your Onboarding process. The manager will support your needs when starting your new job and adjust your Onboarding plan if necessary.
Obviously, managers have multiple responsibilities and they are not expected to be involved in every single step of your onboarding programme. Your manager was probably involved in drafting your programme. However, you can expect your manager to exclusively participate in those activities where their knowledge and guidance is essential.
You and your manager can take advantage of a New Hire Checklist for Managers. This is a tool you can use for keeping track of your progress and having a clear overview of your onboarding process. The checklist can be customised to reflect the objectives of your onboarding process, as well as your needs at the start of this new job.