Make newcomers’ first month on the job exhilarating, and weave them into your team seamlessly. Here’s how:
Pair them with “success stories.”
Introduce new employees to senior staff who started in similar roles. That can inspire newcomers and give them helpful coaches within your business.
Boost their visibility.
Put new hires where they’ll interact with a mix of employees. Don’t bury them in a corner cubicle with other new hires where no one will get to know them.
Get background info.
Ask the newcomer to submit a childhood snapshot alongside a recent photo. This can then be put on a staff “bulletin board” along with a brief bio. That way staff will know a little bit more about the newcomer who will then be less of a “stranger.”