So we instituted a new rule: If we are hiring you because you are awesome, then you have 30 days to do something awesome. And awesome is simply defined as me (or your supervisor) thinking to him/herself, “man, that’s awesome!” just once.
I really like this idea. I think it would encourage a new hire to feel less tentative – that they are allowed take initiative and pursue an idea. New ideas can be incredibly valuable to an organization.