When a new job hire has a good first day, everyone benefits. Employers create a favorable impression for their new entry level job hire, which can get them ready for the heavy lifting later on. Use this roadmap with five easy steps to get off on the right foot:
1. Provide Them a Private Space -Nothing can be more disconcerting for a new employee than to come into a new job that doesn’t even have a space ready for them. Set up a private cubicle or work area where an employee can feel like they have their own territory within the company, and make sure they have the tools they need to do their job properly.
2. Give Them a Tour - They will need to know how to get around the office building, where the bathrooms are, and how to go about getting lunch. Make sure they have all the information they need to be able to find their way around.
3. Provide Training - The first day jitters can be put to rest by offering some training either via videos or a co-worker who shadows and mentors them. Provide some easy tasks that they can do under supervision to make sure they get a handle on the work before they are allowed to perform on their own.
4. Complete Paperwork - It may seem odd to spend the first day on paperwork, but this tedious task can calm and soothe the nerves of new grad jobs candidates with its familiarity. Plus, it is essential for setting the stage for efficient business processes.
5. Check In - At the end of the day, you will want to solicit feedback on anything that might still be on your new hire’s mind. Probe a bit for feedback, concerns, or simple issues that might have puzzled them during the day.
Of course, the very first step to getting those smart, fresh graduate, job hires is to register with FirstJob.com today.
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.