6 Things to Do
Before A New Hires First Day
1. Welcome packet
Don’t wait until the first day to introduce your organization. Send your new hire a welcome packet that includes the latest articles about the company, a fun personal note, and something from the team.
Benefits, contracts, anything else that needs signing — make sure you get these out of the way before day one. These documents take time to read over and understand, so don’t waste time on the first day doing paperwork
3. Culture video
Send them a video that highlights your organizational culture. Get testimonial from current employees, showcase fun activities, and the everyday activities of the workplace.
4. Company directory
Send your new hire a directory for all the people in your organization, and don’t forget to tell them know who they’ll be reporting to. This will help your new hire get familiar with people they’ll be working with.
5. Learning plan
Create a 30, 60, 90-day plan. Lay out the tools, skills, and tasks that your new hire will need to learn over their first 90 days. That way, you’re designing a strategic plan that will set your newbie up for future success.
6. Assign a mentor
This employee will help train your new hire, implement the learning plan and they’ll also be the go-to person for any questions, feedback, or check-ins.