The30/60/90 Plan for New Employees

Posted September 16, 2014

Onboarding a new hire can be a difficult task for both the employee and employer.  The first 90 days of the assignment is usually a trying transitional period that ultimately determines whether or not a good hire was made.  A popular method many companies use to help make the transition as seamless as possible is the 30/60/90 business plan.

The 30/60/90 plan is a written outline of the employee’s strategy and plan for the first three months of the job.  The plan helps ensure that the employee understands what the job entails and shows how they can go from a promising job candidate to a full-time contributor.

Implementing a 30/60/90 Day Plan for New Employees

Introduction
The introductory section of the plan is a short summary that outlines what the employee is expected to accomplish in the first 3 months on the job.

30 Days
The 30-day portion of the plan is made up of introductory job tasks including time spent training, meeting team members, learning the company’s systems and software, reviewing procedures, and studying up on client accounts.  Most of the items in this section will have to do with attending training, gaining product knowledge, and learning specific systems.  If the employee will be in sales, this should also include learning their territory.  The first part of the plan is all about the employee getting their feet wet.  Even if you don’t have a lot of time to train your new hire, having a plan for what knowledge they need to learn will help them get up to speed much more quickly.

60 Days
The second month on the job should focus more on field or independent time—less training, more doing.  While the first 30 days were for ramping up, the next should take that learned knowledge and apply it towards accomplishing tasks.  This section will outline how the employee is expected to contribute towards achieving the organization’s business goals.   As the employer, you should also schedule time to review progress and provide feedback during this month.

90 Days
The last month of the provisional period should show the steps the worker will take to go from novice to leader.  This is the 30-day period when the employee will take a more proactive role in the organization.  They should be up to speed, rolling with independence, and contributing to the organization.  A superstar employee will begin making suggestions, implementing new strategies, and addressing strategic initiatives.

The 30/60/90 plan is a great tool to measure employee progress and make sure your new hire is an asset to the organization.  Successful planning leads to successful employees and a successful organization.

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