A very important competency within the Building Trust quadrant of our Leadership Model is this simple word “advocacy.” Unfortunately, it is when advocacy is noticeably absent from our workplace environment that many of us become keenly aware of its significance. If you have ever worked for a leader who did not “have your back,” you understand firsthand the impact this absence of advocacy may have had on your own sense of loyalty and engagement as an employee.
On-boarding is the process of helping new employees get started in their roles and welcoming them to your organization. This is an important time to set expectations, introduce new employees to the people they’ll be working with, and provide training for specific tasks. A good on-boarding process can help new employees feel comfortable and begin making a contribution more quickly.