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How to On-board Your Next Microsoft Dynamics 365 Professional

31 October 2018
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If you are a Microsoft Dynamics 365 professional working in the US, what are the best on-boarding experiences you have ever had? They always stick out in your memory because generally speaking, the majority of businesses don’t actually make that many changes to their new recruit process.

So whether you are looking to attract new temporary or full-time Dynamics professionals working in the US, it might be a good time to step back, take a look at your recruitment process and make some changes.  Here are some of our consultants’ techniques to make on-boarding your next Microsoft Dynamics professional in the US as good as it can be.

  1. Start as a group

If you’re making multiple hires, you should start your new recruits on the same day. This helps to ease nervousness and reduce tension. It also makes making friends that little bit easier. With so many Microsoft Dynamics professionals in the US working on a remote basis, it can often be difficult to get settled. Starting new team members in groups can help with that process.

2. Create an employee playbook

Companies are their culture. This means that Microsoft Dynamics 365 professionals would be made more at ease if they were to start with something that explained what the business they are moving into stands for. This will more than likely have been touched upon earlier on in the hiring process, but now that you have your new employees, it would be good to lay out some more concrete details, including:
    • Your mission and values
    • Who your customers and stakeholders are
    • Your culture
    • Your team members and team structure
    • Your perks

3. Instigate one-to-ones

In a 40-hour working week there are 2,400 minutes. Sparing 15 of these a week for your new Microsoft Dynamics 365 professionals is a must. One-to-ones are a fantastic way to enable your employees to speak frankly and candidly. It also means that in just 15 minutes you can set new objectives, review current ones and ensure you have a valuable personal catch up with your new starter, which is especially important in the world of Dynamics, where professionals are often working to project timelines.

4. Bite-size chunks of work

Speaking of setting new objectives, new starters will work better with smaller, bite-size chunks of work, so creating near-term objectives will help to create that all important sense of achievement in your new team members.

5. Make a FAQ resource

When you have been through the process of hiring a number of new team members and you have smoothed out the rough edges of your Microsoft Dynamics recruitment process, collect your learnings into an FAQ list. This could become part of your employee playbook, or could be kept separately, but in any case, this growing list of questions and answers will make an excellent resource for new starters looking to find their feet.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re making your first hire of a Microsoft Dynamics professional in the US or you’ve been doing it for years and have your new starter process all ironed out. There are always things you can do to make your new team member feel more welcome. We hope the above list helps. If you would like to hear more of our consultants’ ideas, get in touch here.

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