29 Apr The Unspoken Rules: The Missing Piece of Your Early-career New Hire Training
When you think of interns, new graduates or early-career hires, what comes to mind?
Some readers will have positive associations like “hard-working,” “creative” and “inexpensive” (or at least cheaper than hiring experienced hires). Many more, however, will have negative associations — of employees who:
- Smile and nod, disappear, and return with work that looks nothing like what was asked of them.
- Take days or weeks to reply to emails when everyone else takes minutes or hours.
- Opens emails with “Hey” and sends emojis to clients and senior leaders.
For many managers, these negative associations can be enough to turn them off from hiring at the entry level. But is it possible to capture the benefits of early-career hires without so many of the costs?
It is, but it requires a shift in mindset — on the part of both employer and employee.