There are a few things you and your team can do to empower your new starters, like providing them with the right information and arming them with the right tools. Here are some things you might like to consider.
Before your participant has even commenced on day one, send off an email to them with information about what they can expect, and what the company’s expectations are for them on their first day. Include information on:
For most of us, technology, particularly our laptop, is key for being able to do our job. It’s important that you clarify with your participant if your company is providing a laptop or desktop for their use during the placement. If your participant is working remotely, how exactly will they be sent their technology?
Ensure they have access to the right login information, software and links so that they can get cracking as soon as their day begins.
First things first when your participant arrives, make them feel comfortable and at home by giving them an office tour so that they can get their bearings. Show them the essentials:
It’s also important that you show them where file-exists, emergency gathering areas and make them aware of OH&S specific details.