Want to improve employee engagement? Get a signature.
Hiring is not a single event. It is the beginning of an employee engagement process that includes meaningful employee onboarding, talent development, internal career planning, motivation, goal setting, etc.
Too often managers say “We would have hired better if HR had gotten us better interviewees.” Essentially, that means the hiring manager has not taken ownership for their hiring decisions and the employee’s development.
Why do I need a hiring manager’s signature?
With a signature comes ownership and accountability. Have the manager develop a road map for the new employee’s success, and then get their commitment for implementation with their signature.