Seven things HR should do before a new hire’s first day

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  • Employee info
Send your new hire a guide to who they’ll be working with and who they’ll be reporting to – this will help them know exactly how they’ll fit into the team and will give them a head start learning everyone’s names.

  • Learning plan
“Create a 30, 60, 90-day plan. Lay out the tools, skills, and tasks that your new hire will need to learn,” says Son.
Your new employee will know exactly what’s expected of them and will they’ll immediately be able to envision a future with the company.
  • Assign a mentor
In order to implement the 90-day plan, your employee will need a mentor. Set this up before they arrive and make sure your new recruit knows exactly who it is. They’ll enter your organization knowing exactly who to talk to in times of need.

  • Fun questionnaire
Current employees are often landed with the task of making a new worker feel welcome so make it easier for them by asking your new hire to fill out a quick, fun, questionnaire.

Find out their hobbies and any interesting information then share it with the team so they’ll have some talking points.

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