This first story goes to show that onboarding training and good communication are a must to avoid daily struggles and misunderstandings:
In our early days, when we didn’t have nearly as stringent vetting processes as we do now, we had the occasional team member who would go offline/panic the moment they came across a challenge. This was particularly common with junior developers. They tended not to be upfront about not knowing how to do something and tried to cover it up instead of letting us know so we could loop in the right people. – Vito Peleg, Founder & Ceo of Atarim
While facing professional challenges can be motivating, it can also be quite stressful, especially for newer employees. Miscommunication on daily issues leads to panic and a lack of productivity, which can quickly damage an entire team’s performance.
HR Horror Story indeed, but fear not: open communication with your employees, daily meetings and comprehensive management are ways to detect these productivity issues before they get out of hand. Helping new employees get used to their roles before taking on more challenging tasks also prevents them from panicking when faced with new challenges.
Check out our article to discover onboarding statistics that reveal how crucial onboarding training is!