6 Useful Tips for Newly Hired Summer Workers

27Feb

You have hired your summer employees, now you have less than two months’ time to get everything in order before first batch of summer workers start their first day with you. Here are 6 useful tips for you to provide an Extraordinary Employee Experience.

1. Clear Job Description

With a well defined job description, clearly articulated expectations and goals, you make sure that your summer employees start the ball rolling the moment they enter your doors. Include in this some wiggle room to allow your workers to go beyond the expectations and not just end up clocking in-and-out every day.

2. Deep Dive During the First Week

Your company culture can be communicated to your new employees on your company’s philosophy, mission and vision in an engaging way. Further, provide them training for the technical skills that are required for them to be successful in their jobs. Even though they might be with your company only for a few months, their success makes them a valuable resource that can be used in the future even after they have left your payroll.

3. Social Integration

It’s very important to connect the summer employees to your organization so they feel like they are part of the team. For example, a mentorship program will help your employees to walk them through on how things work at your company, your department or gain job specific skills from a mentor.

4. Follow-up and Check-in

The job does not end after the orientation week, make sure that you check-in on your summer employees on regular intervals (weekly or at least biweekly).

5. Measure and Improve

Prepare onboarding and exit surveys and ask your employees to answer them approx. 2 weeks after they joined your company and after they have finished the summer job respectively. You can also compare the results from different years and make your onboarding process better with the help of collected data.

6. Leave a Lasting Impression

This might be some of your summer employees’ first ever job, give them an extraordinary experience so that they feel that work is fun, engaging and rewarding. After all, these summer workers will shape the future of our country and the world!