The fun thing about bringing new people into your organization is
making it fun to bring people into your organization.
The time you extend an offer to the time the new person starts, and through their introductory period, is a big deal.
What does or does not occur during this timeframe can make or break the trajectory of the new hire’s career.
I know of organizations who treat this time as insignificant and have seen them lose some of the best talent out there.
I know of organizations who treat this time as if it were priceless. They made it fun, meaningful, and essential retaining some of the best people available.
The reason why is simple: to make the new person feel valued.
Sounds ridiculous but it’s true. Make your new hire feel like they matter to you, your team, and your organization.
Having a great resume or having great experience does not mean you should be hands off.
Remember, regardless of what’s on paper you are dealing with a human being.
Their needs and desires to fit in, for acknowledgement, to feel at home, are still there.
Meeting these needs during the most awkward time for a new person can make all the difference in their impact and your retention.
So make it fun, make it meaningful, and make it last.