As a owner or manager of a business or have received professional business advice, you probably already understand how important building team work and the development of a cohesive workplace is. Unfortunately, integrating new team members into your team can be difficult, especially if your core group has been working together for some time.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make this integration process easier, whether it be organising a team building event at a venue such as ten-pin bowling, axe throwing, or an escape room; or providing help around the workplace during work hours. We’ve drawn on our experience and first hand knowledge to bring your three of our favourite strategies for making new team members feel welcome around the workplace. These include:
- Provide a Mentor
For us, the very first thing you should do is connect each new employee with a mentor who they can speak with when they have concerns and questions. Additionally, this will help your new employees integrate and become a part of your team, giving them personal and business advice.
When you’re choosing someone to become a mentor, consider the following:
- Pick someone who is talkative and easy to get along with.
- A good mentor is someone who has been with your business for sometime and knows common workplace processes inside out.
- Try and pair new employees with mentors that you think they will get along with.
Ultimately, choosing a mentor for your new employees shouldn’t be too difficult, but it’s definitely worth putting some time and effort into.