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Onboarding New Team Members
Onboarding New Team Members

Create a meaningful experience for new team members with a smooth onboarding process.

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Written by Stephen Franklin
Updated over a week ago

Onboarding is the process of integrating a new team member into your team and can ensure that they are set up to perform their role effectively and become a valuable member of the team. Follow these 5 steps to ensure that new team members hit the ground running and quickly become valuable members of the team:

  1. Before the new team member arrives, make sure you have everything ready. This may involve setting up their workspace, providing them with the necessary equipment and tools, and making sure that they have access to any relevant information or resources.

    Tip: Add the new team member to your team in Teaming and assign an existing team member to help them access and get familiar with the service.

  2. Introduce the new team member to their colleagues and the team. This may involve organizing a team meeting or lunch as well as doing personal introductions to individual team members.

    Tip: Before the group introductions, have the new team member complete their work style assessment in Teaming. Use the team get-together to have existing team members first introduce themselves and highlight their work style attributes that best describe who they are. If the new member is comfortable and willing, have them do the same for the team.

  3. Provide the new team member with an overview of the team, its culture, and its mission and objectives. This may involve sharing team-related information and materials, and taking the new team member on a tour of the team area and relevant areas of the building or campus.

    Tip: This is a great introductory agenda for your first 1:1 meeting with the new team member. Start with the First 1-on-1 template within Teaming's 1:1 Template Library and add relevant links to team resources and documentation for the member to reference back to in the future.

  4. Give the new team member a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities. This may involve providing them with a job description, outlining their goals and objectives, and giving them any necessary training or support.

    Tip: Use the Employee Onboarding 30/60/90 template in Teaming's 1:1 Template Library to outline and document expectations for the new member in the first few months on the team. Use their 1:1 Goals and Key Results to document and track any training and support needs that are necessary to set up the team member for success.

  5. Provide ongoing support and guidance to the new team member. This may involve setting regular check-ins and progress reviews, providing feedback and coaching, and answering any questions or concerns they may have.

    Tip: Setting up a routine of frequent, recurring 1:1 Check-ins allows you to monitor how they are progressing and helps you understand how you can best provide coaching and assistance to ensure their success.

By following these steps, you can help ensure that the new team member has a smooth transition into the team and is able to perform at their best and become a valuable asset for you and the team.

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