The first 90 days in the life of a new hire are critical in making the employee feel like he or she belongs in the organization and expedite how fast he or she can produce results, says Laila Rossi, CEO of Platinum Solutions in Reston, Va. Rossi offers four strategies for managing a new hire: engage the person in conversation frequently, have an open-door policy for all staff, require a manager review after 90 days and sponsor team-building get-togethers.

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