For a fast growing business, ensuring new starters are fully equipped to produce brilliant work as soon as possible is essential in keeping productivity levels up and causing minimal disruption to operations. However, all too often, employers rush through the onboarding process, adopting a 'one and done' approach to training or shrugging off the responsibility to HR completely. 

In fact, an employee’s first days, weeks and even months on the job are critical to their success and commitment to a company. Treating the experience as on-going welcoming process rather than a tick-box exercise will help your new hire to feel prepared and empowered to start with a bang - so don't leave it until their first day to start.