Employers would love every new hire to get off the ground quickly, so as to contribute almost from day one. The reality of the situation is that effective recruiting of new hires, particularly a fresh graduate job hire, may require more than just matching the right candidate with the right job. However, with these five simple steps, you can rest assure that you’ve provided the best environment to supercharge their entry into the working world.
1. Assign a Buddy - A buddy can help new hires find an instant mentor at work from day one who can help them navigate the company’s infrastructure and learn what is expected of them. Having a ready-made friend who is a peer, not a manager, is one way to reduce first day jitters.
2. Give New Hires Some Literature - Have them read up on company policies and watch a video to acclimate new hires to the company culture and make them feel more comfortable. Give them a detailed, written job description of their role to set the appropriate expectations.
3. Start off with Success in Mind - Provide some simple tasks that they will need to do their job effectively for the sole purpose of making them feel confident with their successes.
4. Provide the Best Tools for the Job - Make sure they are hooked up to email and introduced to any tools needed to do their job more effectively.
5. Solicit Feedback - Maybe they need some questions answered or are ready to provide some ideas for improvement on specific tasks. Keep a connection open by frequently asking if they have everything they need or have questions.
By making their first day a success, you lay the groundwork for a positive relationship going forward. Still looking for the ideal hire? Check out pricing with FirstJob.com to list all your new grad jobs.
Sean Little is the VP of Marketing for FirstJob.com. FirstJob matches current students and recent college graduates with internships and quality career opportunities. Sean also runs FirstJob’s campus ambassador program at campuses across the country, helping students learn marketing topics while connecting them with top brands and job opportunities.