Why a New Hire’s First Week Is Important

While it’s fantastic you’ve managed to fill a position in your company, you’ve got to make sure you onboard your new hire the right way to ensure all your hard work isn’t done in vain. Specifically, for you and your new employee, it’s their first week that’s the most important. Learn where to direct your focus when your new hire is getting up and running during their initial week.

Set a Solid New Hire Foundation

Before your new employee even steps into the office for her or his first day, send a welcoming email that let’s your newest team member know what to look forward to on their first day as well as their first week. You might also want to think about sending over any necessary new-hire paperwork so you don’t waste time and can both hit the ground running. Also, let your existing team members know they’ll have someone new joining them and what role your new hire will fill. This puts everyone on the same page and goes a long way in reducing confusion and wasted time, which can rub new employees the wrong way and give the wrong impression.

Show Your Company Culture

You’ll also want to explain your company culture, such as values, dress code, short- and long-term goals, reasons the company was established and what makes your products or services unique. While employees certainly want to put their skills to the test, move up in their career and get paid what they’re worth, there’s nothing better than knowing you’re working for a company whose values align with your own.

Establish the Lines of Communication

Employees need to know who to reach out to for information regarding payroll, IT, their department manager and other key contacts. Such information saves time and keeps frustration and confusion at bay, all of which, if not contained can result in employees rethinking their decision to work for your company.

Beacon Resources is here to set you up with exemplary finance and accounting professionals and keep them on staff. Put these tips to good use to bring out your new hires’ full potential and job satisfaction, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more tips.