The First Day On a New Job
The first day on the job will stick with your new employee throughout their time in your company. You want your new employee’s impression to be that they have made a great decision to work for your company and be excited to join your team.
Many employers give very little thought to the actual process of how challenging it is for a new employee to get acclimated starting with the first day. Without the right planning, a lot of time will be wasted while they flail about trying to figure it all out.
You invested time and resources recruiting, interviewing and background checking your candidate. After all that, don’t risk losing their enthusiasm and productive attitude that good hires have on the first day.
What are some of the things you can do to create a great environment for your new hire?
A few days before the employee is to start, send an email that gives basic company information and an agenda that outlines what will be happening for the first 4 weeks of employment. Let them know they can call with any questions they may have prior to their start date.
On the first day, have the new employee’s work area set up with their computer ready to go along with office supplies and the contact information they need to get started with their team. It’s a nice touch to have a small gift to make them feel at home right away. A gift card for lunch at a nearby eatery, a company coffee mug or even a little sign inviting people to come in and say, “Hi” would help make someone new feel included into the group. A group email to your company that introduces the new employee will encourage staff to be friendly.
A common complaint from new hires is feeling like they are not “in the know” fast enough. Including them quickly into meetings and encouraging participation will be appreciated. Having a schedule of training will also help the new employee feel you are investing in them. Getting them up to speed quickly is in your best interest to facilitate their ability to be productive and become ambassadors for your brand right from the first day.
So…the first 4 weeks went great
Don’t drop the ball now. At the one-month mark is a good time to have a quick review to see how the employee is meeting their first set of goals. It’s also a good time to ask them for their feedback on your onboarding process. Even with a good system, you may get a great new idea from someone who just went through your process and knows what it feels like to be new in your company.
Using a professional CRA partner can help.
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