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Onboarding New Hires

New hires

Congratulations, you have a new employee! Now it’s time to onboard them so they feel a part of the team. Read on for the four things to keep in mind to ensure you both are on a path to succeed.


Employees should know the duties that fit their job description. Set clear expectations and help new hires understand what those expectations look like. This can be completing a piece of a project, meeting sales quotas, and more.

Every time you have a discussion about employee expectations, be sure to follow up with an email. It’s okay to check with your employee to gauge their understanding of the expectations you’ve outlined.


There’s nothing worse than being new to a team and having to introduce yourself. To make your new hire feel accepted, introduce them early on their first day during a team round up.

Another great method is to pair the new hire with a mentor. The mentor shouldn’t be someone in a management position, but rather a peer. This will go a long way in saving you time answering questions about the day-to-day.

Training New Hires

Thorough training sets your employees up to succeed. Invest the time required to ensure the new hire is an expert in their position. Slow down or speed up as needed, but be sure to provide feedback as early as possible. Let your new hire know if they’re exceeding expectations and encourage them to provide feedback also.


You have a vision of the company, and your new hire has a vision of their career. Set up your new hire on a path to succeed and not only will they buy into your vision but they’ll fit into the company’s culture in no time.

Inspiration for this post came from “Create a Winning Team” by Melisa Morrison published in the August 2022 issue of American Quilt Retailer. Morrison is the Director for Human Resources at the Latex Construction Company and is a former quilt shop owner.

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