Let’s face it, first days can be awkward. Even if you’re bringing on a temporary worker, it’s still important to do what you can to make them feel welcome. Fortunately, there’s a few simple steps to make new employees feel like a member of the team.
- Give Them The “Real” Office Tour
Giving new employees are tour of the office is a common way to welcome them. Keep in mind, the tour doesn’t have to feel boring either. Rather than pointing out the lunch room and fax machine, give your new person an idea of what the office culture is like. Where are the best places to brainstorm ideas? Where do employees like to spend their breaks? Who makes the best coffee? Sharing this information with your employee will help them adjust quickly to the new workplace.
- Give Them A Task To Complete Right Away
You’ll want to start small here, but there’s no reason why your new employee shouldn’t be able to get started right away. Give your new hire a light workload for the first week or so, since starting a new job can result in information overload. Having your employee complete a few tasks will help them feel accomplished and be eager to digest new information.
- Introduce Them To Colleagues
Being a new employee isn’t easy. It’s normal for new hires to feel like outsiders at first. The sooner you can help your new hire get to know the other employees, the sooner they’ll adjust to the new workplace and start producing results. Your new employee is going to take in a lot of new names and faces on their first day of work, so let them know it’s okay if they need a little time to get to know the other team members.
- End The First Day With A Friendly Meeting
At the end of your employee’s first shift, check in with him or her and find out how everything went. Ask them if they have any questions or concerns and thank them for their work. This is also a great time to welcome your new hire with some company swag, such as a pen or coffee mug. Adding this touch will make your employee feel like a valued member of the organization. Your new hire will leave the office knowing they have your support, and they’ll return to work the net day feeling like part of the team.
Using these tips can help turn one of the most nerve-wrecking days into an exceedingly positive experience. Taking the time to welcome new employees can make for a happy and productive team member. If you’re looking to hire new employees, whether temporary or temp-to-hire, All Personnel can help! Contact us today for more information about our services.