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How to Integrate A New Member of Staff into The Team

We’re going to be looking at how you can welcome a new member of staff into the team. If you want a team that works well, gets tasks done to time, and work well together it’s best to start from the beginning and make sure new team members are welcomed into the organisation. It’s a daunting experience starting a new working life for another company, but the one thing you can do as the boss is to make them feel comfortable, welcome and part of the team. That way you’ll get more out of them in the long-run.

Welcome Them to Their New Job

So, if you’re going to make your team feel welcome why not start off with a welcome event. It doesn’t have to be a full-on bells and whistles party, it can be something as simple as a lunch with the new team, a meet-up after the day has ended, or perhaps an evening out to an escape room event, a game of darts, or an impromptu buffet somewhere. It has the potential to make your new team member feel right at home and help them to break the ice in less formal surroundings.

Place Your Trust in Your New Team Member

Help people to feel empowered in their new surroundings, place your trust in them and give them the freedom to get on with it. Give them all the resources they need to get started and then leave them to crack on. That’s not about leaving someone in isolation and letting them drown, you can make sure your there whenever they have questions and when they’re unsure of anything. But by placing your trust and belief in their skills, you’ll be helping them to not only bed into the job, but feel they have your trust and that you have confidence in their abilities from the onset.

Who do they need to know in order to get their job done effectively?

Make sure they’ve been fully introduced to all of the team, all the people they need to know in order to do their job well. They need to know all points of contact and all the people they will be directly working with throughout their tasks and any projects they’ll be working on. You could also set them up with a mentor, someone who will help your new team member fit in nicely with the rest of the organisation.

Great Expectations

Be clear about what you expect from your new team member without scaring them half to death in the process. They should have had most of this explained when you interviewed them for the role, however, it’s a good idea to explain the rules and what life will be like on a daily basis at the company and what’s expected of them. This can be the company ethos, behaviour towards other employees and any project/work expectations you have. If you’re both on the same page on what’s expected, then it should be make their induction into the company a much smoother journey.

Igent Recruit – The Best Recruitment Agency in Scotland

If you’d like to find the right individual for your organisation and culture perfectly and you want the hard work taken out, then why not get in touch with us here at Igent Recruit and we’ll take over that part for you, that way when your new candidate starts their new job they should fit right in perfectly.

Bobby Mitchell


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