Communication with the New Hires
Communication should be informal but not to a point where the communication gets too casual or vague. Speaking the truth and preparing ahead are important for me. Transparency is crucial for me as a business owner – and that applies across all of my stakeholders; from the supplier to the client, employee, etc.
Creating a Full Welcome Package
I’m about to hire an intern, and I’ve set up some goals for week 1, week 2, etc. That way, we’re already off to a schedule, and scheduling is important for an employee to feel like part of the team. Having responsibility nurtures all the good stuff you’re looking for in a person. It’s the true test to see if this job is really for them.
So, in a welcome package, I’d obviously serve them a delicious cup of coffee, an interesting introduction to the company that isn’t dull, and then tell the employee how they’re going to benefit from reaching THIS and THIS goal – then teamwork will be up for grabs right there on your first day.