Tips for Making an Employee’s First 90 Days Successful

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Goal Setting

From the beginning set both short- and long-term goals, whether they are professional (actual projects the new hire will be working on) or personal (regarding familiarization with the organization, contacts made, etc.).
 It's a good idea to give the hire a project early on so he feels like he’s contributing immediately. Also start mapping out bigger projects, which is something that should have been addressed with the candidate before you even made the hire.