How to Integrate a New Employee

July 28, 2017
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A new employee arrival may seem simple, but this is an important step following the hiring process. Indeed, several companies are abandoning the welcoming process and the integration of a new employee. There are some crucial new employee integration steps to take to not only make sure they feel welcomed, but that they know the ins and outs of the business before getting to work. In addition, this allows the employer to prepare for the arrival of the employee and to be able to guide him properly. In this article, learn our tips to ensure proper integration with your new employee.

Prepare for a new employee

Before your new starter even arrives for their first day, there should be a plan in place. This should include an orientation and activities. You may even consider pairing the new employee with a mentor. Here are some guidelines to guide you:

  • Ensure that the entire team is aware of the new employee's arrival date;
  • Prepare a document(s) to be provided to the employee regarding the company and its tasks;
  • Plan the employee's first day. For example, meeting at such a time, visiting offices to another, etc.;
  • Prepare his workspace (phone, computer, supplies, identity cards, passwords, etc.);
  • Call to confirm the date, time and location of the first day.

Welcome on the first day

The crucial day has finally arrived. On the first day, the new employee reception should be friendly and welcoming. Start by introducing co-workers and what their role in the company is. Don’t forget the office tour too! Plan an informal meeting where you can have a brief presentation about the company and role, and also go over the information in the orientation kit and answer any questions that may arise. Be sure to tell them about your employee recognition program as well. If you don’t have one in place, Williams Recognition can help.

Follow-up during the first week

During the first week, carry out any training that may be needed. Make regular follow-ups with him to make sure the job meets his expectations and ask him if he has any questions. This will help him feel involved and solve problems before they happen. Feedback is always a good thing and will let you know if your new employee integration methods are positive or not.

The whole process will allow you to keep your employees longer. In addition, at Reconnaissance Williams, we believe that a recognition program motivates employees and increases their productivity. Contact us to learn how to create a personalized recognition program for your business!

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