Connecting with your staff and setting the tone of an organization's culture is key from the hiring stage through on-boarding. Before a team member starts their new position I send a Google Form Questionnaire asking a few fun questions about them to share with the staff. This not only eases some of the nervous tensions before their first day because they get a chance to focus on what they like most, but it can also be a great ice-breaker when the new person is being introduced to coworkers.
"Hey Jenny nice to meet you, say I read in your introduction email that you met Ryan Reynolds, that's so awesome! I absolutely loved him in Deadpool."
Here's my top 7 questions to get your ideas flowing.
#1 What was your first job?
#2 Have you ever met anyone famous?
#3 What are you reading right now?
#4 If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?
#5 Who’s someone you really admire?
#6 Seen any good movies lately you’d recommend?
#7: Got any favorite quotes?
I hope this gets your ideas flowing about how you can create a positive culture during the on-boarding process. Remember to make it your own, keep it upbeat, and have fun with it!