The proving ground
Your first 90 days can be a challenging time, however it is also a wonderful opportunity for you to prove to yourself and to other that the right choice was made in hiring you. By focusing on developing your understanding of what is required you will establish the foundations for your credibility, shaping your team and setting out your future objectives.
This period is typically a time of high expectations and high uncertainty for both the individual and the organisation. For the new HR professional, the first 90 days can ‘make or break’ their reputation. At CourageousHR we believe that your impact during this 90 day ‘proving ground’ will be down to how well you are able to strike a balance:
- The need to better understand the organisation, your role and your team needs to be balanced against the pressure to ‘make an impact’ and deliver ‘value’. There is a degree of leeway as supportive bosses, colleagues and employees are not looking for miracles and mistakes are more easily forgiven.
- Anticipation that you will be working towards setting out a strategic plan for your future while balancing this with a need to create a tactical plan for the ‘here and now’.
- Assess the strength of your new team and begin the process of moulding it into the balance of skills and strengths you perceive they need going forward.