How Important Is the First Day of Work?
I’ve always told managers, the first 45 days are the most important time for a new hire. Here is where you set up the working relationship between you and the employee. However, I just found the following article on Forbes.com which, if incorporated into the culture of a company, is a perfect way to introduce a new hire into the company.
“1 Thing Every New Hire Should Get On Their First Day” by Kevin Kruse. A welcoming letter to each new employee helps set the tone for the employees integration into the culture of the organization.
It is being reported on several techie websites that when employees arrive for their first day at Apple, they are given the inspirational note…review the note.
Onboarding is an important process for the employee, manager and the company. Take the time to introduce the employee to the company as well as help the employee feel they belong there. Like any new relationship, you need to take the time to get to know each other.
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