Communication is the most effective way to set and manage expectations.
By communicating exactly what your employee can expect, and what is expected of them, you leave no room for questioning and guarantee you and your employee are on the same page. Furthermore, a conversation about expectations with your employee ensures their expectations are fulfilled.
The best way to consistently monitor and manage your employee’s expectations is to regularly schedule a meeting with them (monthly or every other month is a good timescale) in order to adjust expectations and avoid keeping them in the dark.
This is an in depth topic and work performance is obviously a primary, critical area to get right but expectations need to be clearly set around so many aspects to day to day business life.
Establishing employee expectations from the start is critical for future success. This plays a big part in our recruitment process because we strive to find long term employees for your business.