Understand where we’re heading!
By the end of week one you should feel connected to our strategy and understand our business priorities. You should feel confident that Sage has a high-performing culture and excited to be part of the journey. You’re happy you’ve made the right decision to join a forward-thinking, fast-paced global business. The relationship you have developed with your Sage Ambassador and line manager is in a place where you feel confident approaching them whenever you require direction, guidance, advice, or support.
Week one - what you need to know and do
- Review a copy of the latest Annual Report
- Review our Global Code of Conduct
- Review our Global HR Privacy Notice
- Check out Sage Chatter and relevant groups
- Watch the recording of the Sage Chatter Tour through the Chatter Like a Pro Group
- Update/create LinkedIn profile (pdf, 4MB)
- Schedule some reflection time
- Take time to review recent editions of Sage Words via Chatter
- Review our Strategy and Values
- Have an informal lunch with your colleagues/team
- Meet with your line manager (feedback/progress update)
- Have introduction meetings with key stakeholders
- Make sure you attend any compulsory training/awareness sessions (for example, Health and Safety and so on)
- Visit our brand library and watch the training video on the homepage
- Find out about processes such as how to book travel, claim expenses, access Telepresence and WebEx, and how to book meeting rooms
- Find out how to access company policies (travel, claiming expenses and so on)
- Spend time with your line manager/hiring manager to get feedback from your interview
- Find out how to access your payslip
The importance of reflecting on your experience and learnings
Time to reflect on your experiences during your first few months is incredibly important. To help you with this process, we have created a guide to encourage you to think through your integration to Sage and how you approach your new role. It is intended to be a prompt for your thinking during each stage of your induction program to enable you to get off to the best possible start.
Depending on the nature/level of your role, some of the following questions and statements may be more relevant than others. Please take what you need!
Things to think about and reflect on
- How can you ensure you make a credible start?
- What do you want to stand for, and what equips you for this role?
- How do you want to be perceived?
- Plan for how you will introduce yourself
- What do you bring to this role? Reflect on your past successes and achievements to be clear about your offering
- What are your strengths and capabilities, and how can you use these to be effective in your new role?
- How do you propose to use the feedback you received from your interview process to inform your personal development?
- Where do you think you can make a difference in your new role based on what you know so far?
- What do you think are the potential challenges you will face?
- Do you have any gaps and development areas that you need to be aware of?
- What have you noticed about the organization, the culture, your team, peers, and new manager? How are things done here?
- What questions do you have that are outstanding?
Additional reflections for line managers:
- Make time for a quick meeting with your team. As much as it is a change for you, it is a change for them. They want to know who their new manager is and what they can expect. It’s important that you meet with your team regularly
- Review Sage Performance Policy and ensure you understand your role as a manager in creating a high performing culture
- Spend some time with your local HR / people business partner to help you understand your business area and team capability and your role and responsibilities
- Meet with your Sage Ambassador