Useful Information for Newcomers.
At last it’s time to play up! ThyssenKrupp has won you over for the group. Now you are on board – welcome! We are looking forward to working together with you. And we’d like to make your start in your new job world a bit easier by giving you some useful hints. What’s true for top politicians, also applies to you: During the first 100 days on the job, you will set the course for your successful future career. These tips will help you to get to know our corporate culture and to find your bearings more easily. But please don’t get nervous – all of us were newcomers here once.
Five tips to make your start easier:
- Try to understand your surroundings.
The best ideas are born in a team. For this to happen, it is important that everybody knows what they have to do. Discover the goals and the composition of your department. By talking to your colleagues you will learn a lot about the customs, previous projects and all the rest about this global player. Only if you understand ThyssenKrupp as a group of companies, see the connections and take part in our corporate ways will you be able to perfectly grow with us. Always remember: “You are one of us.”
- Establish networking ties across departments.
Look beyond the edge of your team! Contacting colleagues from other departments may provide you with valuable contacts for the future. So that everyone in our group of companies can work together better, we continually offer cross-company opportunities for exchange.
- Discover the value of real teamwork!
Those giving their all with passion will be able to move great things at ThyssenKrupp. That’s why you should stand up for what you do and stand up for your team. That also means being open towards your colleagues, being helpful and being able to take a step back if necessary. Please remember: Nobody can know everything on their first day. Give yourself time to grow and blend into your new surroundings. The better acquainted you are, the readier your suggestions will be accepted.
- Ask for feedback – actively.
We understand that it is important for you to be an important part of us from day one. However, your fellow team members are aware that no master has been trained in one day. You do not risk your status if you have to ask for help. After all, working together is not just a word at ThyssenKrupp. So pick up the courage to ask others for feedback on your performance. Those who feed on criticism demonstrate commitment, passion, and empathy.
- Make use of refreshing sources of information.
Of course you’re aware of what you’re capable of doing. That’s why quality is your highest maxim. That’s how you build up your good reputation at ThyssenKrupp. Still, you should be open to criticism. After all, nobody’s perfect. But by closely working together with your helpful colleagues and thanks to group-wide sources of information – e.g. “inside”, our employee magazine, numerous customer magazines as well as our comprehensive intranet website – you will continue to grow and get better. That’s for certain!
We are sure that by following these tips you’ll be well-prepared to make your know-how perfectly relevant to your daily work pretty soon. And your team will already be waiting to get to know you. So accept as many invitations as possible, e.g. to go for lunch. Get to know the style of your team and be open.