By Brian McKay
Getting new staff into your company can be a big job. You have to find potential employees, interview them, choose the right candidate… and, that’s before you even take someone on! There’s even more work to do after the fact. And, this work is usually an afterthought, with the previous work taking precedent. This can have a negative effect on your new employee, though. So, you need to make sure that you are focusing on this side of onboarding, too. To help you out, this post will be going through the process to give you an idea of what you should be doing.
It’s important to make sure that you have everything in place for when the new hire arrives. And, if you have more than one fresh face, it’s even more critical. You need to have documentation ready. And, you need to be there to welcome them to the company. You need to consider every little thing when thinking about this. Things like computer logins and name badges should be ready for when the join you. Or, at least in the process of being ready. You should have some warning before people join you, which will give you a good chance to handle this. So, you should use the time well. With your work here, you should come up with a new hire checklist. This will give you an opportunity to make sure that you’re not forgetting anything when you’re welcoming them for the first time. This will show that you’ve put thought into the experience.
Once it comes to the big day, you should be ready to welcome them when they first arrive. You want to make a good impression on their first day on the job. In a lot of cases, people are on the fence when they start somewhere new. So, by providing them with a good experience, you’ll make them feel more inclined to stay with you. Welcoming someone to a new job isn’t just about being a friendly face, though. You also need to be ready to provide your staff member with their contract. Without this, it will feel like you don’t care about them. Of course, you don’t want this sort of moral drop as soon as people arrive. So, it’s worth making sure that things like this are ready to be handled on the first day.
It’s good to start working on your employee’s skills, when you first hire them, as well. This will mean providing them with some training. When you first join a company, you need the training to be engaging and detailed. Otherwise, the job can be harder when it comes to it. So, you need to be aiming to provide this to your staff. Making sure that their training is of a high quality is just a matter of research. You can usually find a company to help you with this, too. But, it should be too hard to handle it on your own.
Hopefully, this will inspire you to start putting more effort into the tail end of a new employment. It can be hard to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to give your new staff a good experience. But, it will make the quality of their work better in the long-term. So, it’s well worth putting the effort in.