Helping Your New Employee Succeed: Tips for Managers of New College Graduates

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001 - Business & Economics - 84 pages
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Helping Your New Employee Succeed Part Two of a three-part series of a series of practical guidebooks on work transitions. These new books guide new hires-and their managers-step by step through the "breaking-in" process that is absolutely essential for helping new employees thrive. It is relatively easy to get new hires to be competent to perform the basic tasks they were hired to do. But success on the job is due to much more than that. It comes from understanding how the organization really works-the unique aspects of how things get done in that particular organization. And it comes from learning how to "fit in"-knowing how to get accepted, get respected, and earn credibility.
The three books in the series are:
How to Succeed in Your First Job: Tips for New College Graduates
Helping Your New Employee Succeed: Tips for Managers of New College Graduates
So, You're New Again: How to Succeed When You Change Jobs
Built around author Ed Holton's dynamic 12-step process-extensively field-tested and firmly grounded in research-these three volumes give new college graduates and their supervisors, as well as seasoned professionals who've changed jobs, essential insights and tools for mastering a variety of transition challenges.
Given the high costs associated with new employee turnover, no organization can afford to leave the new employee assimilation process to chance. Corporate human resources directors, managers of new employees, individual employees making job transitions, and career counselors alike will find powerful and practical new ideas and tools in these essential handbooks.

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Getting the Most from Your New Employees
Building Blocks for New Employee Success
Step 1 Foster the Right Attitudes
Step 2 Manage New Employees Expectations
Step 3 Cultivate Breakingin Skills
Step 4 Teach Impression Management Skills
Step 5 Help New Employees Build Effective Relationships
Step 6 Help New Employees Become Good Followers
Step 7 Help New Employees Understand Your Organizational Culture
Help New Employees Adapt to the Organizational System
Step 9 Help New Employees Understand Their Roles
Step 10 Help New Employees Develop Work Smarts
Step 11 Help New Employees Master the Tasks of Their Jobs
Step 12 Help New Employees Acquire the Necessary Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Putting the System Together from the Human Resource Perspective

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About the author (2001)

Elwood F. Holton III is Professor of Human Resource Development and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Development at Louisiana State University. The author of sixteen books, including The Ultimate New Employee Survival Guide he is an international expert on learning transfer and human resource development. Holton has two daughters and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Naquin is Director of the Office of HRD Research at Louisiana State University. Her primary research has focused on dispositional effects on adult learning in the workplace. She has served as the lead researcher on HRD research grants in the areas of organizational needs analysis, community workforce development systems, business and industry needs assessment, and management development evaluation. In addition, she has 11 years experience in corporate human resources, including her last position as Vice President of Savings Operations and Human Resources with a major bank. Her practical field experience enables her to easily bridge theory to practice. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Development and Adult Education at Louisiana State University.

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