4 Tips for Onboarding Employees

September 12th, 2014

Did you know that 22% of new employees leave a new job within 45 days of their first day? 4% cite an unredeemable experience on their very first day as their reason for leaving. Top employees are an investment and the right onboarding experience is essential to ensuring that they are comfortable on the job and can succeed. Here are 4 tips for successfully onboarding new employees.

  1. Introductions. Introduce your new employee to everyone in the office, not just their department. They will be interacting with everyone in the company eventually so make the first meeting a pleasant one. That way they feel comfortable approaching anyone if the need help or if a problem needs fixing. Take them on a tour of the office space first thing and facilitate the introductions.
  2. Relaxation. Day one is often overwhelming. Give them an opportunity to sit down halfway through the day and think about their morning. Maybe you want to take them out to lunch and invite other members of the department. This will allow everyone to talk about the job in a comfortable place but also relax and get to know one another better.
  3. Share company culture. Training your new employee should go beyond policies, procedures, and job duties. Also show them the value system, environment, and how everyone works together and has fun at the same time. This is part of your company culture and is the heart and soul of the organization.
  4. Provide feedback. Waiting until the 90 day review may be too late to provide and receive feedback. Make helpful and gentle corrections if things need improvement. Also be sure to provide positive reinforcement when they are doing a great job. You hired them because they were good at what they do, so give them an opportunity to succeed.

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