Most Companies Suck At Onboarding. Don’t Be One Of Them

Alex Paley
Dec 14, 2018 · 6 min read

1: Find fun ways to integrate employees into your culture immediately.

That’s your responsibility, and it starts on day one.

2: If you’re the founder or hiring manager, greet a new hire yourself and introduce them personally to their coworkers.

3: Have everything prepared for them, including a computer and immediate tasks.

That’s just inexcusable.

Ultimately, a new hire’s first day should be like walking into a 5-star hotel.

Great onboarding, at the end of the day, amounts to immediately and seamlessly creating a human connection between you, as a founder or hiring manager, and the new hire.

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