1 December 2021

How To Greet Your New Employees In 15 Simple Steps

Taking care of a new hire during their first few weeks on the job might be the difference between their success and failure as employees, as well as between your success and failure as an employer, manager, or supervisor.

Proper orientation influences how quickly a new employee may become productive and effective in his or her new position, while also providing you with an opportunity to develop your new employee into an efficient team member.

The following are 15 recommendations to assist you in dealing with new employees during their first few weeks to ensure they get off to a good start.

  1. Establish an induction policy for the purpose of orienting and training new workers. Do not simply rely on whoever is available. Human resources should handle the human resource aspects of the induction, while a trainer (if you have one) or a senior management or supervisor should handle the more hands-on aspects of the job. In either case, the following is a bare minimum requirement.
  2. Greet your employee with a smile. Do not simply direct them to the area in which they work and leave them to it. Nothing puts a new employee at ease like a pleasant welcome.
  3. Give them a brief overview of your supervisory responsibilities. Understanding who is in control and what you expect of them will help them feel more at ease around you as the boss.
  4. Take your new hire on a tour of the entire department or, if the site is not too large, the entire site. Ascertain that they understand how to access the restroom, emergency exits, and cafeteria, among other things.
  5. Provide them with a quick overview of the organization, its history, mission, and objectives.
  6. If possible, showcase your company’s products and/or services, paying special attention to those relevant to the employee’s area of responsibility. This will help students feel more secure and confident about the work they will be performing.
  7. Describe to your new employee how the business operates, especially if the business has any uncommon working methods or a different organizational structure than the standard. Again, this will assist them in becoming acquainted with the company.
  8. Inform your new employee about the company’s rivals and the steps being taken to ensure the company maintains a competitive edge.
  9. Clearly define your new employee’s tasks and job functions. Do not rely on other employees to teach them the fundamentals unless there is a trained member of staff assigned to this task.
  10. Make sure your new employee understands the expectations you and the firm have for them. This involves correct work ethics, efficiency, collaboration, and appearance.
  11. Describe the exact employment terms and obligations, such as hours, pay, pay intervals, holiday pay, sick pay, pension, medical benefits, and tardiness.
  12. Ensure that you are well aware of all safety rules, policies, procedures, and regulations. Demonstrate and explain proper use of safety devices.

13. Introduce your new employee to his or her coworkers, including a summary of their roles and responsibilities.

  1. Describe promotional and other opportunities.
  2. To help them adjust, assign them a work buddy, a nice experienced worker who will show them the ropes and work alongside them for the first two weeks.

Covering all of these fundamentals will assist new employees in settling in and will enable them to contribute far more rapidly than employees who are left to their own devices.

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