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    Updated on Jan 23, 2020. Posted on Feb 19, 2019

    This Is The One Thing You Need To Know When On-Boarding A New Hire

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    So you just hired your newest team mate! WTH do you do know you ask? Let's take a journey together! Shall we?

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    Think about a time when you were invited to a party but when you arrived the only person you knew was the person who invited you...


    While some of us are getting HYPED from the prospect of meeting new people and to flaunt our charisma and nerve.

    Others of us are literally questioning, how the F* we found ourselves in this situation?

    As the minutes go by, our comfortable thoughts quickly become replaced with some very URGENT questions and thoughts that quite frankly need to be addressed... / Via

    "Maybe I haven’t seen someone I know yet?"

    "Let me grab a drink-(at least I'll look like I am busy"

    "Where are the drinks? Where the hell is the damn bathroom?"

    "Where is my friend, why did they LEAVE ME??"

    "Will no on talk to me? I am a nice fricking person"

    "What am I even doing here?"

    These thoughts could be similar to thoughts your new hire has coming into BuzzFeed. And as their one and only “friend” at the party, your role as a manager is crucial to helping them feel included in the BuzzFeed community.

    That may seem like a lot to ask, but don’t worry you are not alone! To support you, we created the ONE thing you need. This handy 90 day new hire planning guide will help your new employee feel connected to BuzzFeed.

    Here is what it includes:

    A New Hire Timeline

    BuzzFeed's on-boarding process is multifaceted. Get a glimpse into your new hires 90 day timeline and the sessions they will be invited to.

    Why is this important: You should be the expert in your new hire's on-boarding process so you can guide and answer any questions they have!

    Manager Checklists

    Get access to checklists that will help accomplish everything from preparing for your new hires arrival to supporting them through their first 90 days.

    Why is this important: Data shows that your new hire is more likely to stay in their job for up to three years, if they have a structured and well planned on-boarding experience. Plan for them accordingly and help them integrate well into company and their position.

    Company History and Overview

    Inside you will find important company information to share (e.g., company, strategy, organizational structure, etc.) This includes bio's of our executive team and noted leaders across the organization.

    Why is this important: "73 percent of people who say they work at a purpose-driven company report feeling engaged at work"

    Giving context for who we are and how our company operates allows your new hire understand us better. At the same time you are providing insights into how a new hire should and can navigate the organization so they can succeed.

    Planning Templates

    You will have access to templates that you can populate and personalize with critical information about your business and team.

    Why is this important: Quality assignments, feedback, and check-ins are all vital parts of a new hire's integration into their role. Quality assignments allow a new hire to feel like they are contributing directly to the organization. Feedback- allows them to understand your expectations as a manager and provides them insights into how to tailor their work for BuzzFeed. And planned check-ins are your new hires opportunity to ask questions and share their experience with you.

    And Resources!!!!

    The guide outlines a variety of resources you can share with your new hire to support that as they get started. It outlines how they can access the tools and what they are used for.

    All of these resources are here for you to help your new hire feel connected.

    If you are interested in attending our manager on-boarding training that will give you a deep dive into this tool or have any questions, please email learning@.

    and let them be the life of the PAAAARRRRTTTTYYYYY!!!

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