To ensure a new employee feels welcomed and part of an organisation quickly, you need to put things in place at 4 crucial stages:
o Include things like ensuring a desk is available and all necessary workstation equipment is all set up. Also ensure a receptionist is aware of the start date and the new employee’s arrival on that date so they are welcomed and their arrival doesn’t come as a surprise.
• Day 1
o Ensure the new start is shown around the building, including introductions. Provide a thorough overview of the job role and outline key information.
• End of probation period
o Hopefully all has gone now well and you can inform the employee that they have completed their probation period successfully.
• End of year 1
o This is where you can complete an end of year 1 review on what is working, what isn’t and agree goals and actions for the coming year. You can then move into standard regular performance reviews with the employee.
Scoping the requirements for each of these out in a mind map helps provide structure and keeps you organised throughout the process. It also ensures you can assign tasks to anyone who will be involved at any stage of the process.