You greet your new employee, sit them down to fill out some forms, take them on a tour, make some introductions, show them where the office supplies are and the bathroom is, and viola, your new employee is a part of the team and ready to produce. And finished just in time to get to your next meeting.
Wait! Hold on! – day one, and even earlier, is the time for you to begin engaging and installing company values in your new hires. Tracy McCarthy has some suggestions for the first day:
- Send the new hire an email before their first day
- Make sure the paperwork is organized
- Provide a mentor
- Make sure they have a chance to get some real work done