1. There are likely to be unanswered questions, and the reflection process will continue over the next week. Make sure that you set aside some time for reflection and discussions with key individuals to help the clarification process.
  2. Thank your rating team and give them some feedback.
  3. Involve your manager in your development plan.
  4. Revisit your feedback report and action/development plan at regular intervals during the year.

The power of feedback cannot be underestimated. In most cases, new employees are concerned about proving themselves and doing well, so they very often are not aware if they are exhibiting behaviors that aren’t fitting into the culture unless someone tells them. Too often, people do talk about these behaviors, just not directly to the new employee!