Adding a new employee to your staff is exciting. You searched far and wide to find the best person for the job, and now that their first day is finally almost here, it’s time to start preparing.
First impressions mean a lot, so it’s important to make them feel valued from the moment they walk through the front door. Here’s a few tips to show how excited you are to have them join the team.
Have Their Work Station Ready
Your new hire’s desk is their own personal space in a new, unfamiliar office. If they have to awkwardly shuffle around and wait for their work area to be set up, they’ll feel uncomfortable. Avoid this by ordering any necessary furniture and systems access far in advance, to ensure everything will be ready to go by their first day. This is a sure way to get their tenure off to a great start.
Alert the Team in Advance
It doesn’t feel great to start a new job and have most people oblivious to your arrival. Getting a new team member is a very big deal, so alert the rest of your staff in advance. Send an email a couple days before the new hire’s arrival letting people know when they’ll be starting, what they’ll be doing, and a little background information on them. This will allow your employees to be on the lookout for their new colleague, so they can offer a warm introduction.
Plan a Team Outing
Make your new employee’s first day extra special by putting together a group lunch or happy hour. This will give them the chance to spend some time with the team in a more relaxed setting, where it’s easier to bond. An event planned in their honor will definitely make them feel valued, reaffirming their decision to accept your offer.
New hires need a lot of guidance to get off to a strong start, so get more time in your day by partnering with ECS. We’re pleased to offer a variety of services to simplify the process of hiring and managing a contingent workforce. Our team provides assistance to companies of all sizes, so contact us today to learn more!