Tips from June 9, 2009
The Small Business tips today will be about ways to orient new employees on their first day of the job.
- Utilize your time with the new employees by putting yourself in their shoes. Think about what questions you would have for a new employer, and be ready with the answers
- Establish the company culture with the new employees. Educate them on your company’s policies, rules, company background, goals, and environment.
- Introduce your new employees to co-workers and give them a tour of your office. This will allow them to have a chance to establish familiarity with their new surroundings.
- Give the new employees time to let everything sink in on the first day. Bombarding them with too much information will leave your new employees overwhelmed and anxious.
Daily Overview: Orientation is vital to ensure all new employees have the information and resources they need to start at a new company on the right foot.