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What to do when working with new reports.

New Reports

What to do when working with new reports.

  • Context Sharing
    • Sharing Context
    • Sharing Purpose
    • Sharing Mission
    • Sharing Standards, and Expectations
  • Build Trust and Rapport
    • Important in first 1:1
  • Create a 30/60/90-Day Plan
  • Encourage Participation By Updating The New Hire Documentation
  • Communicate Your Style and Expectations
  • Get Feedback From Your New Hire
  • Identifying Knowledge That They Need To Learn
    • Look for their blind spots
    • Required to bring them up to speed
    • Show them tools, tips and tricks
  • “Fresh pair of eyes”
    • Look for my blind spots
    • Ask them suggestions for new tools

The First 1:1 Getting To Know Them

  • Get to know them as a person
    • Family
    • Hobbies, Interests, Passions
    • History
  • What motivates them?
  • Why did they join the company?
  • How long ago did they join the company?
  • Are they achieving the goals they set out when the joined?
  • Purpose?
  • What keeps them in the company?
  • What keeps them in the team?
  • What would they change about the company?
  • Career goals?
  • Ask for feedback on company
    • Track problems
    • Track possible improvements
    • Ask to provide solutions
    • “Fresh pair of eyes”

30/60/90 Day Plan

30 Day Plan

  • Identify any issues with them in the company
  • Be familiar with the existence of tools and standards
  • They should know how to commit code by now
  • On boarding session conducted
  • Teaching them the “unknown unknowns”

90 Day Plan

  • Should have no problems with
    • Coding
    • Tools
  • Fully familiar with frameworks
  • Majority of uncertainty removed
  • Performance Review should be “Meeting Expectations”

Review the Employee

  • Is this person creating more problems?
  • Is your time spent with this person better spent on other things?

Review Yourself

  • Are you giving proper mentorship
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