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Rule #52 Front End vs. Back End
What’s the first thing that happens when you start a new job? Orientation, of course! Why? Because you’re coming into a new environment with new rules. The people are different, the culture is different, and you need to understand the social and professional parameters before you start working.
Unfortunately, orientation is quite often undersold. When new hires are getting settled in, orientation is the first impression they have of their time working for your company. Knowing that, orientation should be one of the most important things you do for your employees. Make sure they understand everything. Have your team leads introduce themselves. Introduce yourself.
The more your new employees know on the front end, they better equipped they will be from the start, and you can save yourself a headache getting everyone caught up on the back end.