When you’re starting a new position with a new company or even a new project as a consultant, have you come across some unfortunate onboarding processes?
Possibly, causing you to question if you made the right decision.
– “Your equipment and access will be available in about a week or two.”
– Not hearing from anyone for days after you start.
– “Call Pam, Steve, Bob, and Joe, see if they need any help”
– Being assigned to read a bunch of documentation – “let me know if you have any questions”
– Getting introduced to the team on Day 1, and then being forgot about.
– “We have a project starting verrrry soon, we’re waiting for the SOW to sign, just sit tight”
– Asked to schedule an intro meeting with your manager who’s out on PTO for 2 weeks.
– “Here’s your tasks for the week, I communicated to management you’ll be done by Friday. Thanks for coming onboard!”
– A cold handoff, since the person that you’re replacing left a month ago.
– “We assigned you to work with John, he’s new too, good luck”
Maybe all of your starts have been pleasant and accommodating