Onboarding is a necessary step for any company after the conclusion of a recruitment. It involves the arrival of the new employee within the structure, and this is why is it crucial to implement a plan to ensure a successful onboarding.
Notify the team:
After hiring a new employee, one of the first things to do is to communicate the information internally. Sharing the news with the entire team not only stimulates curiosity about the newcomer, but also prepares them for their arrival. Once informed, the team members concerned should make the necessary arrangements for integration.
Organize a tour of the workplace:
The first day in a new workplace is an exciting experience, the whole team is eager to meet the new person. The new employee is also curious to discover the workplace. Once the recruitment is completed by the recruiter and the joining date is set, the next step is organizing the discovery of the premises, its duration depends on the organisation’s structure, in order to make the new team member discover different spaces available as well as the offices.
Prepare the necessary material:
In order to prepare the arrival of a new employee and ensure the right work environment, it is essential to find the necessary material (both electronic equipment such as a computer or telephone, and office equipment) and make sure it is available for the new employee from the day of arrival.
The integration of a team is not always an easy step. Some individuals find it difficult to integrate into a new environment. It is preferable to organize events or outings outside of workspace such as an after work or a company meal in order to develop social links between different colleagues.
In some cases, especially in firms with a large number of employees, integration days with several activities available are organized.