After a lengthy recruitment and interview process, you’ve hired a qualified person you feel will make an excellent addition to your team. Now all that remains is to set the start date for their first day on the job. But, it’s important to make people feel welcome and create a positive experience with your company from Day 1.
It sounds simple: they’ll come in, you’ll show them their desk and they’ll get on with it, right? Unfortunately any of us who have started a new job know that there is a certain level of anxiety when starting a new position and of course meeting new people. Those first few weeks are a period of learning and adjustment to your company even for someone who is an expert in their field.
Make Time for an Orientation
Your new hire’s first day on the job is just another step for you in the process of acquiring their talents for your office. Schedule the time in your diary to get them settled and comfortable in their new position.
Make sure to introduce your new team member to each and every person they might come across in the office. This will help avoid any awkward situations, and show them who does what and where they can be found.
Get Them Involved
Start involving your new hire in decisions as soon as possible, even if it’s just to decide which office supplies to order or where you’ll be holding the office lunch at the end of the week. This will encourage them to become part of the team.
Have Someone Look After Them
Of course your new staff member is not a child, but it can be nice to have one specific person to turn to for anything and everything. If you’ve got a dynamic person on your team who is great with people and knows all about the inner workings of the firm, put them in charge of your newbie.
Kit out Their Space
Everyone has their favourite office supplies and equipment to help get the job done. This is where Office Allsorts comes in! Place an order for all of the things your newbie prefers, and they’ll be ready to become a productive member of your team. Click here to see some of our best selling items.