Welcoming Your New Employee: Introductions

  • Be there when your new employee arrives
  • Meet with your new employee
    • Discuss plans for the first day
    • Discuss the department’s vision and mission and how your new employee’s job supports them
  • Invite the department head to greet your new employee
  • Introduce your new employee to his/her “buddy”
  • Introduce your new employee to other members of the department
    • Identify other resources (e.g., Shared Service Center representatives, departmental benefits assistant)
  • Hold a small gathering or go out for lunch together
  • Make yourself as available as possible throughout the day

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