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follow our 4 steps to an easy induction
So, the contracts have been signed and sealed, and you’re excited to finally introduce your latest recruit to the team. But the hard work doesn’t stop here. In fact, it’s only just begun.
It’s important to understand and appreciate it’s those first few days of employment that are most critical for both you and the employee.
Here are some tips to ensure you are ready and prepared
start the induction before they start
Once the offer is accepted it’s a good idea to confirm key details such as start time, who and where to report to on their first day. Add to this how excited you and the team are to have them join and let know them you are available to answer any questions they may have. It is helpful to proactively provide some detail around dress standards, pre reading and lunch plans for the first day.
prepare for their first day
Preparation is key to ensuring your new starters first day runs smoothly. Along with planning out their induction sessions with the team, get their desk set up with everything they need. This could include a chair, business cards, keyboard and mouse, laptop, calculator, pen holder with pens, folders, tape and dispenser, notebooks, scissors and a stapler.
the first day and week
It’s a good idea to have them start a little later on the first day so you and your team have time to get fully organized. Make sure the immediate and wider teams are fully briefed that the new starter is starting and spend the time introducing them to the team. Have their induction plan printed out so they can put face to name and feel confident they will get acquainted with their new colleagues and business process.
30, 60, 90-day plan
Work with them to confirm their 30, 60, and 90 Day Plan. The first 30 days are all about learning everything from where to find office supplies to what the company sells and what the new starters responsibilities will be.
The second month of employment should focus more on collaboration and taking on more responsibilities.
The last 30 days are about independence. The new starter should be confident with their responsibilities and accountability.