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Four proven ways to make your new employees feel welcome

It's an established fact that a good number of employers worked as employees in very reputable, and sometimes, less reputable organizations, before they attained their present status as bosses in a specific workforce.

One could begin to wonder how these bosses coped on their first day, their first week, and their first month of work at the time. They'd have definitely been on the lookout for those who would welcome them nicely.

They would have assessed the non-verbal communication gestures from their employers and fellow co-workers to ascertain how important and crucial their position was to the success of the firm in question.

Regardless, as employers, they now have the chance to work on how their employees feel on their first periods on the new job. Here are some few tips to give your employee a good first impression and also make them feel welcome.

1. Make them see you've been awaiting their arrival

Nothing feels more awful in a work environment than when a new recruit arrives and notices that his new-coworkers were not even aware of his arrival. Another awful experience would be when they see their team lead or supervisor start scrabbling to locate and arrange their workstation alongside the devices they would need to do the job optimally.

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These are not welcome sights and can easily dampen the recruit's morale. You can plan ahead and avoid this scenario by notifying their new co-workers about their arrival as well as their date of resumption so that all things can be put in place.

2. Make them start with the smaller and easier tasks.

Do well to start them off with simple tasks and less complicated assignments so you can get to ascertain their level of experience. This should be done before bombarding them with the complicated and more sensitive tasks.

 This will help in building the confidence of the new recruit as well as providing suitable hands-on experience at first.

3. Assign them to a mentor

It's not strange for someone to be at a loss on the specifics of a new job at first. However, you can help them get abreast with what is on ground by giving them access to a reliable mentor who can provide the support they'll need in the first few weeks on the job.

4. Demand for feedback on the job from them

It's important to establish communication with your new hire and get to ask them how the job is going and how well they're coping with the prevailing standards in their new work environment.

Do well to know if they have any questions bothering them, as well as if they have any cause for concern. Expressing your concern for them will surely motivate them and give them a good impression of their new work environment.