For any organization, hiring and training new employees is challenging which sometimes can make them feel neglected and lose motivation in learning key job aspects. New job environments are stressful for new employees who may be easily overwhelmed by many suggestions and information given. To motivate a new employee to focus on learning about his job, several techniques can be applied. Some include:
Determining the needs of the new employees. It involves gathering the motivations and preferences of the new employees. Each employee has specific needs for the work environment and interests. Once the needs are identified, they can be acted upon if the overall motivation and productivity of the new employee decrease.
Regularly, it engaging new employees during the training. By engaging new employees with the company and its goals, it can reduce the time they take to feel comfortable and expand their motivation in learning about their jobs via the training (Noe, 2010). Engaging new employees with the current skills gives them a chance for growth and development.
Delegate meaningful duties to the new employees from the start. New employees given a task related to their job gives them a meaningful challenge which motivates them to learn about the job. The key is to give them a task they can handle and be motivated instead of being overwhelmed.
Get new employees in front of the job. While it is risky to get new employees involved with the job from the start, the risks can be reduced. It is essential to make them to feel involved in the job as soon as possible. Giving the projects as soon as they start can help to build their confidence and motivation.