4 ways to motivate employees from Day One

Your new hire needs more than just the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of that new position. Provide the all-important ‘why.’

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You work hard to find, interview and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience and a great attitude.

So, once they’re hired, you can just turn them loose, right?

Not so fast. Knowing how to do a job is certainly important, but approaching a job with the right perspective and right mindset means everything.

Never assume the conversations you had during the interview process were enough. They aren’t. Here are four things to do on the very first day to make sure every new employee gets off to a great start:

1. Thoroughly describe how your business creates value.

New employees need to learn how to do their jobs, but first they must thoroughly understand your company’s underlying value proposition and competitive advantage.

No matter what your business, one or two things truly drive results: Maybe it’s quality. Maybe it’s service. Maybe you’re the low-cost provider. Maybe it’s the personal connection you make with each individual customer, and the true sense of community you’ve worked hard to create.

Other aspects might be important, but one or two are make-or-break components.

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