Trust and loyalty are two sides of the same coin...


Company leaders often tell me how hard it is to find good employees, and employees just as often tell of working conditions that are less than they expected or hoped for: hiring can be risky even under the best of conditions and intentions. This is why on-boarding is so critically important: in those first few weeks, both the supervisor and the new employee are testing the waters of their new relationship. But it’s not enough to just provide some kind of welcome and orientation: it’s also important to conduct basic job training, provide mentor-like guidance, establish good two-way communications, catch them when they do things right and coach them when needed, and point out common interests and values to create a situation where everyone feels good about their choices and new surroundings. Focus on these and you just might find a two-way relationship that builds over time into trust, job satisfaction and loyalty.  It’s hard to remember how awkward those first few days and weeks of a new job can be: create a comfortable workplace today.

Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 – 1955): Scottish biologist, physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist best-known for discovering the world's first antibiotic