Finding the perfect gem is rare. So when you find the right teammate, you need their onboarding to be a great experience.
It requires to:
- Set explicit objectives and responsibilities
- Plan the first week precisely
- Introduce them to the team, tools, processes, and communication methods
Onboarding new teammates is challenging, and you will always have hurdles to overcome. Some will clear as day, while others will stay hidden.
That's why check-ins are an essential part of onboarding!
Step 1: Add a new teammate in TeamMood
The first thing to do to be able to check in with your new teammate effortlessly is to add them to TeamMood.
If you need help, check the video or our knowledge base.
Step 2: Check feedback from everyone
A new addition to the team will often change the dynamic of the team. Checking in on the new member is important, but so is on others members.
Because feedback in TeamMood is anonymous, you are forced to check everyone's feedback anyway.
Step 3: Analyze feedback without bias
Don't assume it is from the new member if you see an outlier mood as soon as the new member arrives. It could be from another teammate. When you deal with it, be open to the possibility it could be anyone.
But sometimes, even if it's anonymous, the written comment might give away the new member. Still, try to act as if you didn't know.
Step 4: Organize a retrospective at the end of the first week
If you detect a conflict, check our guide to resolve it.
And in any case, organize a meeting at the end of the first week to check on the new member but also the whole team. Check our guide about preparing a retrospective to be sure to ace it!
Outcome: Smooth onboarding, happy team
Even the best onboarding processes can't predict everything.
With regular check-ins, you will be able to proactively solves issues your new teammate could have slowing them in the integration with the team.
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