How to Welcome New Employees: A Basic Guide

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Are you wondering how to welcome new employees in the best way possible? 

It’s a good goal to have. How you welcome new employees can determine how happy they are at your company, how productive they will be, and even how long they stay. Get the onboarding process right and you can cultivate assets for your business, however, get it wrong and you can demotivate your employees right from the start. 

Fortunately, creating the ideal onboarding process doesn’t have to be a complicated or difficult task. By following a few best practices and implementing a few helpful tips, you can welcome your employees in the best way possible. 

If you are preparing to hire and want to make sure to cultivate happy employees from their first day, this short and simple guide is for you. 

Create a New Employee Welcoming Process 

The first step for welcoming new employees is to create an effective onboarding process. This is a process you use to help integrate every new employee. Think about your employee’s first 90 days and create a process that will help them acclimate as easily as possible. 

Cultivate a Welcoming Culture 

One of the best ways to welcome new employees is to create a friendly company culture. If you are welcoming but the rest of your staff are unfriendly and seem miserable, your employee will likely feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. Create a positive company culture by showing employee appreciation, fostering social connection, and prioritizing respect. 

Set Expectations 

Starting a new job can be confusing, especially when your employer doesn’t give you much information. To make sure your employees are comfortable from their first day, make sure to set expectations for everything that will happen during their first few months at the company. Doing so can help your employees feel involved, informed, and part of the team. 

Greet Your Employee as Soon as They Arrive 

One of the worst things you can do is make a new employee wait to be greeted. Making someone wait demonstrates a lack of respect and consideration. 

Make sure you are greeting your new employees right away and that everything is prepared for their arrival. This is also a great time to welcome new employees with a swag box

Have Regular Check-Ins 

A great way to extend the welcoming process with new employees is to have regular check-ins during their first 90 days. These don’t have to be based on progress, but more of a way to check in with your employees to make sure they are getting settled. Regular check-ins will make your new employees feel valued, seen, and heard during their first few months of getting acclimated. 

This Is How to Welcome New Employees 

By using these tips, you can welcome new employees the right way. 

Start by creating an onboarding process you use for every new employee. You should also make sure your company culture is friendly, set expectations with your new employees and your current staff, and be prepared. Make sure to greet your employees as soon as they arrive and have regular check-ins during their first 90 days. 

Follow these tips to effectively welcome your new employees. Don’t forget to browse our site for advice on human resources, management, company culture and much more. Visit the HR section of the Bootstrap Business Blog to learn more about improving employee experience and engagement.

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