15 Steps On How To Welcome Your New Employees


 15 Steps On How To Welcome Your New Employees

"Have you lost potentially good employees because they have failed to understand and failed to fit into your workplace. The difference between a new employee being a success or failure is often down to how he or she is welcomed in the first few days and weeks. Here are 15 tips on how to welcome your new emplyees."
15 Steps On How To Welcome Your New Employees
15 Steps On How To Welcome Your New Employees

Taking care of a new employee during the first few weeks of their employment can mean the difference between their success and failure as employees, as well as your success and failure as an employer, manager, or supervisor.  

The right orientation determines how quickly a new employee will be able to be productive and efficient in their new job, giving you a good opportunity to make your new employee an effective part of your team.

Below are 15 tips to help you deal with your new employees during the first few weeks to make sure they are on the right track.

1. Develop an induction policy for hiring and training new employees. Don't just leave it to someone who is available. The HR department should cover the HR part of the introductory briefing with a trainer (if you have one) or a senior manager or supervisor responsible for the more practical part of the work. In any case, the following is the minimum of what is required.

2. Give your employee a warm welcome. Don't just point them to the area they work in and don't let them do it. Nothing makes a new employee feel comfortable like a warm welcome.

3. Give them a brief description of your supervisor role. Knowing who is in charge here and what you expect from them will help them feel more comfortable with you as a boss.

4. Give your new employee a welcome tour of the entire department or, if the site is not too large, the entire site. Make sure they know how to get to the toilet, emergency exits, cafeteria, etc.

5. Give them a brief description of the company, its history, as well as its mission and goals.

6. If possible, demonstrate your company's products and/or services, paying special attention to products related to the area in which the employee will work.  This will make them more secure and confident in the work they are going to do. 

7. Explain to your new employee how the company works, especially if the company has any unusual working methods or a structure different from the usual one.  Again, this will help to familiarize them with the company.

8. Tell your new employee about the company's competitors and what is being done to keep the company ahead of the competition.

9. Explain in detail the responsibilities of your new employee, and describe his job functions. Do not assign other employees to teach them the basics, unless there is a trained employee whose duties include it.

10. Let your new employee be aware of what you and the company expect from him.  This includes proper work ethic, productivity, teamwork, and appearance.

11. Explain the specific conditions and requirements of employment, including working hours, wages, payment periods, vacation pay, sickness benefits, pension, medical benefits, delays, etc.

12. Be very clear about safety rules, policies, procedures, and regulations. Explai,n and show the correct use of protective devices.

13. Introduce your new employee to his or her colleagues along with a brief description of their work and responsibilities.

14. Outline opportunities for promotion and other opportunities.

15. To give them time to acclimatize, give them a workmate, a friendly experienced employee who will show them the work and work with them during the first two weeks.

Learning all these basics will help new employees get comfortable, and they will be more efficient and will be able to contribute much faster compared to employees who are simply left to themselves.