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How you can Welcome New Employees

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Welcoming a brand new employee, to provide that employee the best probability of successfully integrating into your company, requires a sequence of steps which begin following the job offer being accepted. Here are five:

1) Call the new employee briefly following him or her signing and returning your job offer. The reason for the call includes expressing your excitement that the worker has joined your staff. The call is ideally made by a hiring manager, the worker to whom the new worker will report. Establish the expectation that the new worker will hear from you consistently within the normal 2 to 4 weeks prior to the beginning date.

2) Send benefits data and employeehandbook early in order for the new employee to look over them at her or hisleisure and come to work for the first day with any questions. You might haveadditional paperwork that is pertinent to your company to share, too.  If they’re on the Internet, offer theemployee a link and early accessibility.

3) If your company possesses an Internet wiki or additional Intranet, offer the new worker with early accessibility.It’s particularly vital if you have an Internet staff directory that has photographs of employees. The new worker will feel as if she or he is getting familiar with coworkers early. If you lack an Internet picture album, think about setting up a worker bulletin board in every department with employee photographs and additional employee and business information.

4) Send out an official welcome letter from the Human Resources department. The welcoming letter for the new worker ought to have a confirmation of items such as start time, start date, where togo, work dress code, first day's schedule, as well as additional details thenew employee should know.

5) Assign the new worker a mentor, a more experienced worker who has no reporting relationship with the new worker.

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