The first day at a new job is always terrifying. Why not put the new team member at ease by planning a few fun ways to welcome them?
Welcoming new starters is about more than an excuse to get a cake (although that’s a good enough reason if you ask us). Companies that foster inclusivity, making your team feel part of something, have shown a 25% boost in productivity. What’s more, demonstrating a strong company culture, one that is enjoyable to be part of, can aid employee retention by 59%. If those stats aren’t strong enough to win your boss around to these fun ideas, we’re not sure what else could… did we mention cake?
Here are 5 fun ways to welcome new starters
Connect your new hire with the team before the big day (assign a Buddy)
Offer them a later start than usual
Prepare the welcoming committee