I talk and teach a lot about orienting new employees, but I just learned the word “onboarding” this year. Are you familiar with it?
But, it doesn’t matter what you call getting your new staff up to speed: onboarding, orientation, training. . . the important thing is that you do it!
There’s lots of stuff out there about the topic. Here’s a fairly current one from one of my favorite bloggers:
You don’t ever want new employees to feel like “Mark” who “wasn’t sure how to do some of the work. He was concerned about asking too many questions because he wanted to look like he knew what he was doing.”
Good luck with your new hires!