It's always a challenge to find the time to get new employees set up when they join your team. We all get busy, and it's common to overlook the importance of a proper orientation. We suggest you approach each new team member like an investment in your future. The more time you spend training them, the more likely they are to grow within your firm.
Discuss company culture, policies, and etiquette.
Be clear about your expectations. Talk about attendance, promptness and dress code.
Give them a point person for questions and concerns. Encourage them to ask when something doesn't make sense.
Let them know when their first review will be - we recommend a "mini" review at 30 days, a full review at 90 days, and yearly reviews after that.
Share personal stories - new hires are nervous and they always appreciate hearing about how you got your start!
Check in with them frequently. Ask specific questions..."what new skill did you learn today?", "who did you work with today?".
The basic idea to work closely with you new employees until you see them start to spread their wings. It may take you away from your workload, but it will definitely pay off!