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Feb 27, 201810:33 AMOpen Mic

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6 best practices for making employee onboarding easier

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The first day on a new job is always stressful. Employers can make it easier on new recruits by providing them with the tools they need to get up to speed quickly and feel like a member of the team from the moment they walk in the door. Here are six best practices for employee onboarding that help communicate your company culture:

1. Extend a warm welcome

You can help new recruits feel like they have made the right choice by sending them a welcome package even before their first day. A note signed by the CEO or the employee’s supervisor along with some company swag is always a good idea. Fuzzco designed some really cool employee welcome kits for MailChimp; check them out here.

2. Give a history lesson

What’s your company story? Here at Suttle-Straus we took it literally and published a book that details where the company started over 100 years ago to where we are today. Make sure your employees know how the company began and the important struggles and wins leading up to its present.

3. Promote core values

If you’ve defined your company’s core values, they need to be infused into employees’ everyday lives. Companies like Epic Specialty Benefits have created values cards for each employee to remind them to hold these attributes in high regard.


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