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Five reasons you should regularly review the progress of your new employees

by , 25 October 2013
Don't just assume new employees will be able to perform effectively and efficiently before the end of their induction or probation period. Take proactive steps to ensure this is the case! Not convinced? Here are five reasons you should regularly review the progress and performance of all new employees.

'Managers often expect new employees to immediately start performing in the job to which they were appointed, without properly inducting them or managing and reviewing their performance,' says the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management.

Don't make the same mistake!

If you want to ensure new employees perform effectively and efficiently, manage their performance.

Here's why you should monitor the performance of new employees

The Guide says you should make the effort to regularly and closely review the progress and performance of a new employee for the following five reasons:

  1. To ensure your employee fully understands his role and responsibilities, which is a requirement for sustainable performance.
  2. To provide a smooth orientation to the company culture, policies, procedures, organisational structure and people.
  3. To ensure any issues that'll support performance in the job are identified and addressed early in the employment of the employee.
  4. To demonstrate that you provide the necessary support to new employees and don't expect them to 'sink or swim'.
  5. To ensure that you've taken all the necessary steps, should the employee not be able to perform his job functions and his contract is terminated during the probation period.

Make sure you regularly and closely review the progress and performance of a new employee.

'By monitoring performance managers can improve employee performance, give feedback on that performance and show the employee how much they value them and their performance,' says the 10 Minute Management Toolkit.

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