The Hatch Team supports both managers and candidates all the way through a Hatch placement. We facilitate a guided journey to help managers do the following:
Create and publish their roles
Coordinate and conduct evidence-based interviews
Facilitate an amazing onboarding experience
Get the most out of their Hatch student in the role
Provide Hatch students with a great experience
Facilitate a positive end-of-placement exit
We do this through just-in-time support, prompts, and guides at key milestones throughout the Hatch placement.
Creating & publishing your Hatch role
The role creation journey is a guided experience, designed to assist managers with creating a clear and accessible role outline. We also review every role at the time of publishing, to refine the description and make it digestible and attractive to a student and early professional audience.
Filming the role video
We have created a step-by-step guide to help managers film their role video, complete with tips and examples. You can find this here: Filming the Hatch Role Video.
Candidate assessment using evidence-based hiring practices
Hatch assesses all role applications using a structured, anonymised methodology to produce a shortlist of the best-fit candidates.
If required, we provide a behavioural interview guide to help managers conduct unbiased and predictive behavioural interviews.
Hatch is on call to assist managers with any issues regarding the shortlist and interviewing of candidates
For managers hiring for student roles, we provide additional support throughout the onboarding and placement of the Hatch student.
Delivering an amazing student onboarding experience
One week before the students start, hiring managers receive an email outlining the key tasks to tick off before the student starts, including:
Reaching out to their new Hatch Student to congratulate them
Confirming what the first day will look like, including start date and anticipated hours
Booking in a team lunch during the first week.
All new Hatch students attend the Hatch onboarding session "How to Thrive in Role", facilitated by the Hatch team. This session goes through practical tools and techniques for giving and receiving feedback, setting goals, professional communication, time management, and being out of your comfort zone.
Students also receive our go-to guide for How to Ace your First Week, as well as guides on professional basics, including Emails 101, Sending calendar invites, Creating purposeful Powerpoint decks, Managing Excel.
Getting the most out of your Hatch student in the role
We’ve found there are three key drivers to an awesome Hatch experience for both Hatch students and managers.
Clear goals and expectation setting
Open and regular feedback sessions
As such, we have created tools and enablers to ensure these are part of the Hatch experience.
Managers receive a First Week Checklist, which includes a tour of the office, a team lunch, and setting up regular feedback conversations.
We prompt a Ways of Working Conversation at the beginning of the role and at monthly intervals after that.
We provide a guide for Providing Student Friendly Feedback
We check in with managers throughout the placement to identify any development gaps that we can assist with.
We prompt students to schedule regular feedback sessions (ideally fortnightly) with their managers
We encourage students to meet with their new team members for coffee or a "Lunch and learn" over their placement - and give them tips on how to go about this.
We provide tools and templates for goal setting, and how to lead a goal and expectation setting session with their manager.
We check in with students throughout their placement to get sensing on their experience and follow up if there are potential problems
Facilitating a positive end-of-placement exit
We complete an end of placement review with both hiring managers and students to learn about their experiences, exchange feedback, and help students navigate their next career steps when their placement has ended.
That’s it, our support journey in a nutshell. In addition to this, we’re always here, on call for when you need help or advice throughout the Hatch journey. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch should have any questions, or ideas for additional resources that would be helpful at email@example.com