It is today! Where to start?
First of all, begin by showing the office to new employees, tell them about local customs (for example: which cups in the kitchen they absolutely should not touch :)) and introduce them to others.“New” ones will not remember all names, that is for sure, but thanks to that they will not feel excluded.
Next: make sure that equipment is ready to use already on the first day. If you order new computers for new employees, do not do it at the last minute. If they get one of those you already have, give the equipment for service one week earlier. Why? Stress connected with starting a new job will initially upset and unhinge the new team member, so it is better not to add any technical problems to it.
We have a computer, is it time to assign tasks? Not yet, but be prepared in this regard too. Give your new employees tasks that will please them and go smoothly or will not discourage them, as well as those difficult, so you can check in practice how the new team members cope with challenges.
Going back to the point: before the new employees start to perform their duties, make sure that they take part in all the necessary implementation training. You will need those regarding the brand’s policy and values, as well as those teaching how a particular work should be done in your company. So is it a good idea to organize such trainings in one day? No. An employee may forget some of the provided information. It is better to plan these trainings for the first week or even two and let new members practically check the newly acquired skills after each training.