How to Successfully Onboard Your New Welder

Have you just recently filled your welding job vacancy? Here are some top tips on how to onboard your new employee to ensure higher productivity and a lower employee turnover rate.

As an employer, how you handle the first few months of a new employee’s experience through the onboarding process is critical to ensuring high retention and productivity.
If you have recently filled your welding job vacancy, a successful onboarding process is essential to make your new employee feel a part of the company culture.
Effective onboarding is so important because it:

  • Enhances employee engagement
  • Builds trust between you and your employee
  • Encourages open communication
  • Increases efficiency and productivity
  • Reduces employee turnover rate

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3 Tips For Onboarding Your New Welding Employee

Whether you’re looking for a welding apprentice or a welding supervisor, the onboarding process is critical to ensure productivity and a high retention rate. Poor onboarding can lead you to losing your new hire to a better opportunity.

Have you just filled that vacant welding job? Here are some onboarding tips to help you retain your new talent:

1. Make Them Feel Like Part of the Company

As an employer, you should strive to make new employees feel welcome and make their first impression of your company a positive one. This is very important if you want to improve your turnover rate and keep crucial talent.

Here are 4 tips for making your new employee feel welcome:

  • Provide on-the-job training starting with simple and small tasks to help them feel comfortable.
  • Prepare their workstation prior to their arrival and let their co-workers know when they’ll be arriving.
  • Give them a mentor. Having someone available to answer their questions will help your new employee deal with the inevitable confusion that comes with a new job.
  • Get the paperwork completed as soon as possible so your new welder can hit the ground running.

2. Take Time to Integrate Them Properly

Make sure you do a site visit on your new employee’s first day. Show them around the office, point out security codes and basic services, so that they are able to understand the workplace and feel more comfortable within the space.

TIP: Personalize your tour with ‘insider’ tips on breakroom use, areas for downtime, transport, and best places to eat.

3. Make Sure You’re On The Same Page

One of the most effective ways to make a new employee feel welcome and ensure greater productivity is to make sure that both you and your new welder have the same expectations.

During the first two weeks, make sure to set up a meeting and ask the following questions:

  • Does your new employee understand his/her new role?
  • Is this the welding job they expected?
  • Does the employee have any feedback or ideas for development within their department?
  • Does the employee feel comfortable with his/her new colleagues?
  • Are there any issues that need to be addressed?
  • What feedback can the new welder give about the onboarding process?

Pro Tip: Wrap up all the small details in the first two weeks as this will ensure you shorten the ramp-up period and it will enable your new employee to focus on fitting into the company culture and learning the trade.

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