Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Information and activities before the first day, part of Onboarding New Hires (2014).
After you and the team make the big decision…about who to hire and the person accepts the job,…next you have a lot of information…to push out to your new colleague.…The main purpose of this video is to make you aware…of the array of things you'll likely want to share.…However, let me begin by reminding you…that it's easy to be overloaded as the new person.…You'll find lots of things you need to give them…but there are two things that are most vital to remember.…The first is to remember to offer a genuine…congratulations and welcome.…Your best bet is to schedule a call or video call…to tell them they have the job.…
No email, which can be very impersonal.…If they call and accept, show your enthusiasm.…The contract may not yet be signed and received…but you have a verbal confirmation, so remember…this will be their first interaction as an employee…not as a prospect,…so make it sincere and positive.…Next, realize that you're about to…pass along a ton of information.…While you're chatting with them,…and later in materials you'll send them,…
- Cite the internal tasks you should complete before a new hire arrives.
- Explain ways in which a manager can help a new employee succeed.
- Differentiate among buddy, mentor, and coach.
- Describe the behaviors that are associated with successful employees.
- Highlight the important tasks you should complete during an employee’s first year.
- Explain why more face-to-face interaction between bosses and new employees is a positive onboarding practice.