How to Prepare for a New Employee

Apr 24, 2018

So, you have hired your new employee, and he starts in a few days. Where do you even begin? Do you just assume that this person will kick start with a stellar performance in mind reading? You hired him to do a job, that’s all that needs to be done, just the job right? Wrong. There can be a number of fundamental challenges that must be overcome in the first few days leading up to the employee’s BIG day on the job.

Just imagine your new employee arriving early, eager to prove his validation of why you chose him for this job. Yet, nothing has been prepared. No coordinated introduction, an office hasn’t been assigned, you can’t find the new badges, and now you are unsure if all systems have been properly allocated to the employee. Your new employee then creates a sense of dysfunction, which has been permanently imprinted in the mind of the employee as he now waits hours or even days until everything is completely sorted out. Congratulations, this is your company’s new employer brand and reputation! 

To avoid these pitfalls, give yourself plenty of time (a week or two) to jumpstart your employee’s transition and avoid waiting until the very last minute to get everything done. Start with a checklist of all the essentials needed to support your employee with his or her daily tasks (FREE DOWNLOAD BELOW).  Before you start down this whirlwind of chaos and stress sweats, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure your employee has been set up for success.  Download our New Hire Checklist to help you get your new employee off and running in no time.  

DOWNLOAD Free New Hire Checklist

Credit: The brilliant and incredibly fun Jenn Jackson is to blame for this awesomeness... thanks, Jenn!

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