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7. Be Patient & Available
You should always be patient with your employees, but go the extra mile for new hires. First days can result in information overload, and mistakes are likely to be made. Also remember you're going to be one of the first people that your new hire meets. This means they're going to look to you when they have questions. Let them. They'll start trusting you sooner, and they'll be able to concentrate on their new role in the company knowing that you're there to help.
8. Give them a first day of work gift
Maybe it's a coffee mug, a polo shirt, or a flash drive. Give your new hire something with your company's logo on it. They'll feel welcome and like part of the team. Everyone likes gifts, and even though it's something small it will brighten their first day from the start.
9. End the day with a friendly conversation
Check in with your new hire before they head home from their first day of work. Ask them how everything went, see if they have any questions or concerns, and thank them for helping out. They'll leave the office knowing that you've got their back, and they'll come in the next day feeling like they belong.
With these simple steps, you can turn one of the most stressful days in a new hires life into an overwhelmingly positive experience. A happy employee is a productive employee, and starting your new hire off on the right foot will do wonders for the employee onboarding experience - and your company's growth!