Do you remember your first day on the job? Was it stressful and overwhelming? Or did you feel accepted by your new colleagues?
The first day on the job usually leaves a heavy impression on our minds, and as an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure the new employee you hired Jobstreet has a positive one.
Here are some tips to welcome your new hire:
Make sure the whole office knows
Before the new hire arrives at the office for the job, inform all employees about it. Make sure they know who is coming and prepare a workstation for them.
It can be disheartening to see your new workplace isn’t prepared for your arrival, scrambling to find a place for you to sit, and none of your colleagues was expecting you. Your new hire may even wonder why you hired them in the first place.
Bring them around for an office tour
Get your new hire familiar with the office even if you don’t work in a large office. Introduce everyone as you bring them around and tell them where to go when they need something.
It makes the new hire feel comfortable with the environment, and avoid embarrassing moments if they don’t know where the bathroom is.
Start with small, manageable tasks
Ease your new hire into their new job with easier tasks. Give them detailed instructions and guide them properly step by step.
You don’t want to overwhelm your new hire on the first day. Give them a chance to build their confidence and feel comfortable with their responsibility before giving them bigger and more complicated assignments.
Provide them with a mentor
Everyone feels unsure of their job responsibilities during the first few weeks of a job. You can help them by assigning a mentor to guide the new hire. With a mentor, your new hire will know who to ask questions regarding the job and learn how to work under the mentor’s wings.
File the paperwork ASAP
No one likes paperwork, but it’s best to get it out of the way as soon as possible. Getting paperwork done with the new hire may also make them feel productive on their first day. The sooner you are done with this task, the sooner your new hire can hit the ground running.
The first day on the job can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Don’t let your new hire go through a roller coaster of emotions in your company and create a positive impression so they’ll feel comfortable with you.
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