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How To Integrate New Employees Into The Team

When you have new team members and employees, they have to work out how they can fit into the team that already exists. Sometimes this is much simpler than other times, but at the end of the day there are things that can be done in order to make this transition easier. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the ways that you can integrate new employees into the team, so keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.

Make Them Feel Welcome

One of the best things you can do to new employees is make them feel welcome. It can be extremely daunting starting a new job so they will already be feeling nervous or apprehensive. You could do something special for them such as employee welcome boxes, place this on their desk so they see it as soon as they get there. This could include branded products from your company such as a notepad, pen, water bottle, and cup. This will instantly make new employees feel valued and appreciated. 

You could also show them that you are always around to offer a friendly listening ear if anything is ever bothering them. Being a supportive employer will get you far in life. 

Ask If They Have Anything To Share

A good way to integrate them into the team is to ask them if they have anything to share. This could be any ideas that they initially shared in the interview, it could be something that they think will help the team as a whole or really anything new and exciting that they have to contribute. If they do, it helps the team to get a feel for the new employee, what they are about and what they can bring to the table which may help them be accepted a little easier.

Throw Them In The Deep End

The final thing that we are going to mention is that you should just throw them into the deep end. Sometimes, you just need to see if someone is going to sink or swim, and they should have the full support of the team around them. As such, if they cannot swim with this support, then they are not a good fit for the team anyway. New employees are always going to find it a little difficult to fit into an already established team, but it is possible. The important thing is that they work for it, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to fit in.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the ways that you can go about integrating new employees into the team. If they are the right fit then they will be able to slide in without much hassle. However, if it requires a little more wriggling and adjusting to the role, this is fine too. Your team just needs to do whatever they can to get the new team member ready to go.