It’s important for someone who will work closely with the employee to meet them when they arrive on their first day. If working remotely, connect and speak with them online at an agreed time as an introduction.
Meet the team
Connecting the employee with their team helps them better understand the work that you do and creates a sense of belonging to the team and organisation.
Introducing the new employee to their buddy ensures they’re able to contact each other easily and the employee is supported in the early days.
Discuss the organisation chart with the employee to provide background information and help them understand the structure and purpose of the organisation.
Meet a senior leader
Introducing the employee to a senior leader shows that the organisation cares about them as an individual. It gives the employee an opportunity to ask questions and better understand the organisation’s overarching purpose, mission, and goal.
Tour the workplace
A workplace tour is a valuable way to familiarise the employee with their workplace and the facilities they have access to. It’s a good idea to give the employee a map of the space, address workplace health and safety and confirm their security access.
Internal communication channels
Internal communication channels are a great tool to announce the arrival of your new employee, to help them to feel welcome and to encourage others to introduce themselves.