The contract has been signed, both parties are happy! Both indeed, the company and the new employee. But does it really stop there? If you ask me, there are many more parties involved in the transition to a new job. Because in addition to the new employee, there are many others who are also affected in one way or another. And they can be enthusiastic, but also hesitant.
Here’s the parties who are involved:
The new colleagues
Some colleagues will be happy with extra manpower. Others will be disappointed that they didn't get that nice job themselves. And other team members may be disappointed because that nice colleague leaves and you just have to wait and see who comes in return…
The new manager
Again, it can go both ways. The manager thinks: “Nice, a new team member”! Or rather: “Oh no, another new employee and I already have so much to do”. It is important to properly train a new employee, and therefore it is mandatory to schedule time.
HR and IT
The new employee must be entered in all systems. At the same time, he or she receives the right information, materials, clothing and devices. Timing is of great importance and everything must be properly registered while the employee needs to stay engaged. It could be that the HR department is in need of restructuring and at the same time, it is expected of them that they are always ready for (new) employees.
Want to know more about how to keep the different stakeholders in your company engaged? Read our blog.
A new job, most of the time, also means a different salary. And instead of the familiar Amsterdam, the other office is now in Eindhoven. The lease car has to be exchanged and moving is still being considered. These are all important factors that affect the family and/or partner of the new employee. Fixed routines are broken and this takes getting used to for the entire family. Coffee in bed is now at 7:00 AM instead of 8:00 AM.
But, of course these changes can also benefit the family, because now mom is suddenly driving a Range Rover? Awesome!
The tax authorities appreciate it very much if the new employee communicates the change in income. And your new employee might offer health insurance through a collective plan! Not to mention the pension scheme…
In conclusion, changing jobs involves much more than just signing a contract. It's a chain reaction that many others have to deal with. When you ensure that you keep your staff happy and on board, this often gives a lot less worries (for all parties!).
Speaking of keeping staff on board, on November 3rd during Onboard Amsterdam you can learn about how other organizations are doing in this tight labor market.
Will we see you there?