Prepare the new employee’s work area with the proper tools and equipment ahead of their arrival so the new staff member feels comfortable and has everything needed to smoothly transition into the new position.
Four essential areas to have ready at the new employee’s work station:
- Have the employee’s desk or other work area, and the materials needed to perform the job, set up when he or she comes into work.
- Make sure the employee has a working phone, computer, desk, chair and whatever else he or she may need for the job.
- Set up all computer protocols so the employee can sign on to organization’s Internet, intranet and specific software programs.
- Gather all the proper paperwork a new employee needs to fill out on the first day. (Outside of the usual Human Resources paperwork like department-specific forms—see the next tip about payroll forms.)