5 Questions Managers Should Ask Employees In Their First Month

5 Questions Managers Should Ask Employees During Their First Month

With all the activities that go on during an employee’s first 30 days of employment, it’s easy to miss the opportunity to ask for feedback about the onboarding experience. But with the right questions, you can get an honest assessment of your new hire’s initial perception of working with your company. As well, you get to offer greater individual insight into what a future with your company could look like for your new hire.

Not to mention, asking the right questions and setting clear expectations during a 30-day review can be an important tool in your business’s employee retention.


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Here are 5 questions to ask new employees in their first month of employment.


1. What part of your job is still a little unclear?

This is a helpful and strategic question. Not only will your new hire tell you exactly where they need more training, but they’re also telling you where you can strengthen your onboarding process for your next new hire.

2. What Resources Do You Need to Better Perform Your Job?

Is there equipment, systems, or additional training that your new employee could benefit from? They may be a little hesitant to ask as a new hire so you opening the dialogue and proactively encouraging them to share could very well be the approach that sets up your employee for success. The employee has seen what the job entails during the first 30 days of employment and might offer a new perspective.


3. Has The Onboarding Experience Met Your Expectations?

Ask the employee, based on the job description and interview process, if the job is what they expected it to be? If it is different, find out in which ways? This is also a great opportunity to find out if they feel that their skills match the job duties and in what way you could more easily facilitate the new hire’s transition to your company.


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4. Who On The Team Has Been Most Helpful?

This is a great way to not only gauge your new hire’s perception of the team they’ll be working with, but it’s also an opportunity to find out who on your team is demonstrating leadership and managerial qualities by taking the initiative to step up and help new staff.


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5. What Do You Enjoy Doing When You’re Not Working?

This question is a great way to get to know your new employee a little better. It can also shed light on the employee’s activities outside of work and if they feel the position is a good complement to their personal life, providing a healthy work-life balance.

What questions do you like to ask new hires that we may have missed here? Comment below and let us know.

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