A virtual happy hour winds down the week. While some structure helps, the goal is to talk less about business and more about each other. Additionally, this is an opportunity for new hires to have fun and engage with their new colleagues and company leaders, share experiences, and tell stories about their wins.
A toast to the new employees at the end of the happy hour is a thoughtful and enjoyable way to close out a productive week.
Taking a page from the book “First Break All the Rules,” the two most important questions to be addressed when someone first starts a new job are:
- What are their expectations?
- Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work?
Dale Herron, CHRO at FTC concurs, sums it up this way: “You only get one chance to make a first impression. Make onboarding your first thought and not an after-thought. Our new employees really appreciate the time we take with them to ensure they are well prepared as they join the company.
Do everything you can to elevate their experience and ensure that each new employee gets the information, tools, and resources they need to be successful from the start.”