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5 Ways To Help Your New Employee Settle In Quickly

For your employees to perform well, it’s important that they are happy. As their manager, you should be going out of your way to show them how much you value them. Thus, it’s important to make sure that they are happy in the company from day one. Starting off on such a high will reflect well on the rest of their career and help you to build a good strong relationship between the two of you!

Engage with them beforehand

During the run up to the job, the soon-to-be employee is obviously going to feel a bit apprehensive. A great way of calming their nerves and helping them settle in is to show them how excited you and the team are about them coming on board. By communicating with them beforehand, sending them across any employee handbooks or other material, they can ask you any questions that they may have, reducing their first day nerves. Communicating beforehand will help them to feel more familiar with your company and as though they are already part of your team. Good start!



Help them settle in with your team

When your employee starts, it’s important that you help them settle in by introducing them to your team. If you are too busy throughout the day, partner them up with one of your employees for the day. This is just so that they have someone to reach out to if they have any queries. It can be quite daunting stepping into a new office as the new guy, so by making this difficult bit as easy as you can, your employee will settle in with ease.



Give them freedom

Although it’s nice to have some guidance, especially on your first couple of weeks, no one wants to be micromanaged! Allow your employees some freedom to get on with things on their own, show them that you trust them to do a good job. Giving them the freedom to work on their own will make your employees feel happy and confident in your workplace. It shows that you have confidence in them and you want them to do well.




Give them something to look forward to

Make it easier for your employees to settle in by arranging something fun. You could arrange a day out, night out or just a team bonding exercise. This will give them the chance to properly get to know your staff outside of a work environment. By giving them something to look forward to this early, it will help them to feel appreciated with in your company. Not only will it help them to bond, it shows them that you are a company that rewards their staff and has their best interests and happiness in mind.



Catch up with them

Make the effort to catch up with the employee at the end of their first day to see how they got on. Although they might not have much to comment on, it still shows that you are there to help. By meeting up with them and providing feedback to them at this early stage you are showing them how much you value them as an employee. You are providing them with the opportunity to speak to you one on one about anything that is on your mind. It’s important to help your employees be as open as they can at this early stage. Thus, if they have any concerns or questions you can deal with these immediately.

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