Onboarding new employees is one of the most important processes at your company. Done well, and it produces a fantastic new hire that’s ready to hit the ground running. Done poorly, and it can waste a lot of time, money, and effort. If you’re ready to revamp your onboarding process, consider some ways of spicing it up.
Showcase your company culture.
Remember that new hires are being introduced not only to the job they’ll be doing, but your company culture as well. And when they’re ingrained in that culture early on, the results speak for themselves. Be sure to discuss culture with the new hire, or have a video or document showcasing company culture. Your new hire should have a general idea of what it’s like to work at the company before they even start, if you’ve done it right.
Give a goodie bag.
Gifts never hurt! Greet your new hire with a bag full of company-branded goodies. Clothing, mugs, folders, pens… the possibilities are endless. For your new employee, getting some swag is a great introduction to your company and it makes them feel included right off the bat. You can also consider decorating the new hire’s desk or workstation with balloons and a welcome card for that extra special touch.
Create a survival guide.
Come up with a “survival guide” document to help get the new hire through their first few weeks. It should cover whatever basics the employee might need to know—where to find supplies, who to contact for certain issues, best lunch spots in close range of the office, etc. This can be a fun and unique way to spice up the onboarding process, and your new hire will definitely appreciate the help.
Schedule time to meet the team.
Make sure the new hire is meeting more than just their immediate team members. If possible, schedule time to meet members of upper management, leaders of other departments, and other key figures in the organization. This gives the new employee a chance to get familiar with all areas of the company, and it reminds them that their presence here is important.
Break up the process.
Throwing a ton of information at a new hire all at once means it’s less likely they’ll retain that information. Break up the onboarding process over multiple days or weeks. It’s easier for everyone involved.
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