NOT SURE WHAT TO DO AFTER LOSING AN EMPLOYEE? 12 STEPS TO MAKE THE TRANSITION SEAMLESS

It is difficult enough to find and actually hire the right employee, but then comes figuring out how to transition work from one employee to another when someone leaves. If the new hire is replacing someone that is still with the company for a few more weeks, then you have time to figure out how they might be able to work together—but what if that employee has already left?

Without a proper plan in place, you may end up leaving your new employee scrambling to catch up, starting them off on the wrong foot from the get-go. However, there are many ways to make the transition process less daunting, so we’ve asked 12 experts from Forbes Human Resources Council to share their best suggestions.

Shadowing is a great method to train people fast. The new employee gets to learn on the job by observing, being a part of real meetings, watching the interaction between people, learning the process and meeting people involved. This strategy also exposes the employee to the process and what needs to be done—and gives them the ability to use their creativity to make it better. – Abhijeet Narvekar , The FerVID Group ®