Prior to the First Day
Are all relevant resources and materials prepared for the new hire's first day? This includes employee onboarding paperwork, tools they will need access to, and their workstation. Share any resources the new hire should consult before starting.
Company General Information
Share important company information with the new hire. This includes company values, culture, special achievements, and roadmaps for main objectives.
Walk the newcomer through a typical week here. Share your insights into office life. Include information such as typical operating hours, where they can park, how they will access the building, and what the company dress code is.
Tour of the Office
Take the new employee on a tour around the office. Let them know where all the important and common areas (e.g., their workspace, bathroom, kitchen, etc.).
Review the new hire's role and responsibilities. Explain expectations, long-term goals, and how they fit into the company's vision. Note everything here to share with them later for easy reference.
Review all relevant paperwork like benefits packages. Share this information here so the employee can easily reference it.
Introduce the new employee to key stakeholders in their role. Assign them a mentor who can assist them in getting up to speed.
Tools & Resources
Share all tools and accounts relevant to the new employee's role. List them here for easy reference.
Reading & Training Material
Is there any training material or required reading? List them here for easy reference. You can share this prior to the first day if appropriate.
Other Discussion Points
Did the new hire raise any interesting questions or noteworthy topics during the employee onboarding process? Note them here.
Create a list of takeaways for both the new hire and your team to help get them acclimated.
What's next? Clarify the agenda for the next few weeks as well as the first project for the new employee. Note this information here to share and make actionable.
Should we schedule a follow-up meeting to check over paperwork and check in on progress?
Plan to review the onboarding process over the next 60 days. Regularly check in with the new employee for their opinion. Note opportunities to improve it and make plans to implement them.