I agree with Chelsi Nakano on her observation of best practices for Project Management offices. All to often companies will hire a project manager expecting them to hit the ground running but not give them the tools and support internally to help them succeed quickly.
Coaching new staff whether it be a project manager, a consultant, a practice manager, or a developer on your company culture, processes and expectations is huge. If this step is not taken quickly and communicated to the entire company, then the new employee will struggle with fitting in. If you have invested in a through interview process, why would you not have a through “on-boarding” process to ensure success?
Think about your last hire and how well that went? Are there lessons learned from that process that can make your process better. I suggest you read this article and incorporate these 4 practices into your organization.
Let me know your comments and feedback on how this might work for you. Reach out and contact OTW Coaching if you need help implementing a new process and strategy for new hire success in your company.