Human Resource

Managing New Hires, by BENEDICT KARIUKI

The time taken by a new hire to start delivering results in an organization has different timelines depending on whether it's an experienced executive hire, an industry changer, new graduate recruit, or an intern.

More time will be required especially if the new hire is moving from one industry to a different industry. As an example, a sales specialist moving from selling agricultural inputs to selling online services would require additional time to learn the new industry. A new graduate, on the other hand, needs to not only learn the industry, but also how to work in an office setting and interact at a professional level.

How should a manager deal with new employees and the time to onboard or gain desired performance?