Things to do on the first day

Employee Onboarding Checklist. A guide for new employees and their managers


First impressions matter, so make the first day special.

What to do on the first day at work

1. A welcome letter / email

2. A customised welcome gift

3. Provide the itinerary for the first day and first week

4. Describe the onboarding program, providing a written timeline and schedule of goals, training, support and responsibilities for the new employee

5. Introductions and connections – Keep the introductions personal and customised as much as possible

6. Provide an overview

7. An office/ campus tour

8. Compliance

8. Get them started

8. A lunch out with the manager/buddy/skip level manager

9. Review the day with the manager before end of day and let the employee know what’s in store the next day

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