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In This Issue

   • Changing Labor Market: Improvements
     for New College Grads
   • Q1 IPOs down
   • Is this an IPO correction?
   • 11 Basic Excel Tricks

    This quarter the STRe Solutions team discusses
    onboarding of a new manager.
     Candidate Tip #129 Hiring Manager Tip #129  full article



Recent Articles/Blogs of Interest

Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters

Our highest priority at STRe Solutions is building long-term relationships with both jobseekers and hiring managers. The Recruiter Relations section of our newsletter offers ongoing tips to both clients and candidates.

This quarter's focus is on onboarding a new manager and the effects on the other team members in the organization.

Candidate Tip #129

What's the best way to ease into a new management role?

As in any new position, you should be aware of the political environment around you and be open and friendly with everyone you will work with. A smile never hurts.

Let's assume for the moment that you are hired into a management position where your predecessor has moved to another position within the company. That's good news because you can certainly get advice and counsel from them, and they clearly have a lot of institutional knowledge. You should ask about their management style, ask them what worked and what didn't. Are there any land mines in the organization? What areas of improvement would they suggest?

If you have come into a position where your predecessor left the company and is already gone, you should meet with your new staff and ask them about the organization: what is working and where they see a need for improvements. In addition, meet with your peers and other leaders you support and ask them what they are looking for from your organization. It is a good idea to get a resume or HR file on each of your staff so you understand their experience and skill sets. And... at some point, ask them about their career goals so you can help match your business needs to their goals.

Hiring Manager Tip #129

Onboarding a New Manager and the effect on staff

You have completed a successful search for a new manager on your team. Now... how do you make sure this new manager will be successful? The key to assimilating a new manager lies in communication at all levels. The employees working for this manager are your first priority. Employees may feel uncomfortable with a new manager. A group lunch the first week is a good way to get some good vibes going. You might offer skip-level 1:1s to the group so that you can hear firsthand how things are going. Let the team know that as their 2nd level manager, you are open to listening.

While business issues are the priority as you talk with your new manager, remember that their staff will be the key to the new manager's ability to get the job done. He or she will need to rely on them. You should not hesitate to ask your new manager how their team has reacted to them coming on board. Investing some initial interest during this managerial transition will pay long term dividends toward the success of your organization.

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