Learn how to create a warm welcome.

Use Our New Hire Checklist To Create A Warm Welcome [Infographic]

Posted January 3, 2017 by Adrienne Smith in Hiring and Onboarding
A new employee’s first day is exciting and intimidating for both parties. We’ve created a new hire checklist to help you create a warm welcome.

Bringing a new employee into the office is an exciting and also somewhat intimidating day for both parties.

It’s also the perfect opportunity to set the stage for a long and fruitful working relationship. According to SHRM, a new employee who attends a well-structured employee orientation program is 69% more likely to stay at the company for up to three years.

At Justworks, we have welcome swag packages waiting for our new hires. Some teams also sign a postcard welcoming the new addition to the team. We also send out a company-wide e-mail introducing the new addition to our team, with a photo.

Whatever your team decides to do, just make sure to implement a clear strategy for welcoming new hires. Doing so will make the process more comfortable for everyone.

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To help you get started, we've created the below infographic. We hope this new hire checklist helps you make your new hire's first day the best it can be.

New hire checklist for creating a warm welcome

Your team should approach a new hire with two main goals in mind: 1. To create an authentic and warm welcome, and 2. To give a new hire the information and tools she needs to succeed in her role.

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What’s more, you’ll find a proper onboarding process also makes your job easier, since you won’t be struggling to inform your new hire about basic things later on that they already should have been aware of.

And it makes perfect sense: anyone working in a new environment wants to feel like they belong and have been given the opportunity to do a great job.

At the end of the day, a quality new hire onboarding experience will increase employee retention and decrease the exorbitant costs of personnel turnover.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.