Sabio Systems knows the first day on the job for a new employee can be daunting. Simple tasks can be overwhelming and they can make common mistakes in front of their more experienced coworkers. It’s important for the employer to invest training time on the first day of a new employee. New hires should be passionate with their job and with the company. Manager supervision on the first day can make the employee feel that they part of the team. Below we have composed 7 steps that could make a new employee integrate into your company smoothly and efficiently.
Team introductions are very important to new hires and everyone on the team. It seems simple, but it is essential. Introducing the new hire by their name or what tasks they are appointed with won’t establish their identity within the company. Providing background of what tasks they are assigned to and their sets of skills you can establish identity.
“Everyone, I’d like to meet Jen. She’s our new content writer and proofreader. She does an amazing job at writing content and she’ll be a huge help for promoting our website. If there’s any content you want checked, just let her know what you need.”
In this way, introductions also include an acknowledgment of the new employee’s strengths and responsibilities in the team which will make the new employee feel involved.
Integrating new hires to the team does not stop at introductions. It is always a good idea to let the team adjust to the new employee. Steer clear from overwhelming your new employee on their first day. See to it that the team will orient and coach their new member alongside managers.
Set Up the Training Program
It would be disheartening for the new employee if managers would just simply toss the list of video tutorials and manuals for them to read. Giving them their username and password in the company’s software and a lump of videos to watch can be discouraging. New hires might feel like they’re being left on their own. Training in this way can leave doubts to whether or not this type of company appreciates their presence and potential.
Conduct training programs to orient them with their responsibilities and get them acquainted with upcoming projects. Highlight how their skills can contribute to the organization’s success. This makes new hires feel that they are valued and confident that they found the right job that suits them.
Establish Short-Term Goals
Some new employees may become too eager to contribute to big projects immediately. However, it would be best if new hires have short-term goals to work on. Setting some short-term goals with new hires during the first day will make them feel more connected with the company’s own larger goals. Small success can help them build their confidence and earn the respect of their coworkers.
Provide a Mentor
Usually new employees are not yet familiar with the details of their tasks or how it should be done. They will have inquiries during their first few days or weeks in the job. Managers will not be there all the time to entertain questions since they also have tasks to finish. Providing a mentor can make them feel more comfortable when they have questions. Instead of wondering who to approach, they have one person who they know will help them. It can help them ease the tension and be more productive at work.
Share Company History
As the first day draws to a close, help new employees understand the company culture they are now immersed in. Share with them the company’s history so they can understand more of the organization. This is a boost in morale and can help in making new hires work more efficiently with their team members.
By the end of the day, encourage the new employee to talk about what they have noticed about their new responsibilities. By simply asking “So how was your first day?” can mean that the management cares what new hires think about their new work environment. It can provide insight to what new employees feel and how did their team members behaved towards them. Requesting feedback can also help managers provide suggestions to improve performance for the next day.
If you’re ready to bring some new talent onto your team, call us @ (505) 792-8604 or if you prefer go to our website and submit your job order today! Our team of recruiters will sort through the most qualified candidates to find your team the perfect fit!