Yesterday, our new intern Bobby started at Salesby5. We know that the first day at any job is important and sets the stage for engagement in the culture, fun and quickly feeling like a part of the team. Kya, our Director of Remarkable Service, set the stage for Bobby with signs and balloons. We prepared his BlackBerry for use, had his business cards ready, sent him welcome e-mails and had his work area ready. Our friend, Jack Daly, teaches the world to stop celebrating an employees last day and celebrate (sell) the first. How many people get taken to lunch on the last day or given presents and cake?
All these things seem small, until you realize that most people wonder if they made the right job choice during the first 30 days. Another gem from Jack: if you want to make a great impact (sale) with the spouse, why not send a bottle of wine/champagne to the house with a note to the spouse with well wishes? We sell or un-sell people on coming to work with a smile and great attitude and ready for day 2!
Take the time to tell a great story about you, your company and your culture instead of making the first day about paperwork and employee manuals. Make work remarkable!