The process of welcoming new hires into your organization is crucial to preparing them for success. Create an outstanding new hire orientation with these ideas.
Make a Positive First Impression.
Be prepared for your new teammates’ arrivals by preparing the workstation and ensuring new hires have the necessary office supplies. For a special touch, have a gift waiting on their desk on their first day. To make this step easy on yourself, choose a Theme Gift Set which comes with a mouse pad, coffee mug, note pad, and pen.
New Hire Head Hunt.
Don’t wait until people leave to give them a party. Host a welcome party when people join and send them on a scavenger hunt to meet co-workers, learn trivia about them, gather supplies, and learn their way around the office. End the hunt at the local eatery where many of their colleagues are already waiting to welcome them to the team.
Get Standing O’s for Your Orientation.
Make new employee orientation a memorable event where the employees are the stars. Janet Miller, the Training Coordinator at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, created the game Who Wants to be a Zoo Guru with questions about the zoo and its policies and attractions. Complete with lights, music, and drama, the décor and attitudes of the trainer and the participants sets the tone for a lively, entertaining program that held their attention and increased participation.
Acknowledge their Achievement.
Recognize new employees for completing their new hire orientation with an award ceremony. Download the free Award Presentation Guide to help plan your ceremony. Invite the CEO of the organization and their direct manager to attend. Present all new hires with a certificate for their participation and completion in the orientation. The certificate will be their first official piece of recognition as a new member of your team!
Create certificates for each new hire.