Guides for Managers

First Year

It's a major milestone for both the employee and you as their manager. Time to review the successes, challenges and opportunities.

Observe the milestone and Look to the Future

  • Review the first year. Celebrate successes with recognition of contribution.
  • Discuss career development and plans for the future
  • Offer professional development opportunities
  • Talk with the new employee. Ask questions:
  • Is the job what you expected? How or how not?
  • Are you having enough opportunity to learn and grow?
  • Are you running into any hindrances to your productivity? What are they and how do they affect you?
  • What’s the best thing that’s happened to you here this year?
  • Do you feel recognized for your contributions? How do you like to be recognized?
  • What suggestions for improvements do you have?

Benefits available at this milestone

  • Inform your employee of the benefits that are available at this time

Continue Performance Development

  • Is employee working at full productivity
  • Continue providing regular feedback and provide formal annual feedback