Onboarding new employees should involve much more than simply reading slides from a PowerPoint presentation and sending them on their way. It’s about setting them up for success while generating excitement about their new journey.
✅ Take the time to genuinely get to know your new employee while making them feel welcome
✅ Introduce other members of their department along with anyone else whom they will be interacting with
✅ Set up lunch, dinner or drinks with colleagues as an opportunity to bond outside of work (Yes, this works virtually too)
✅ Focus on best practices, good to knows, barriers they may encounter along with important information pertaining to their role (The more practical, the better)
✅ Provide them with internal resources for continued learning after onboarding has officially concluded
If you don’t know where to begin, ask yourself this simple question: “If you were in their shoes, what would you expect and hope for?”