A few tips for a really good onboarding strategy

Especially as a startup you might not be used to the onboarding process at the beginning, do you even have one? and if not, why is it such a big deal?

especially new employees offer you great potential to present your company well to the outside world. everybody knows that. successfully completed the first day in the new job and the big round of questions in the private sphere starts. how was it? did you get anything? what are they like? how is the office?

If from the first second of the welcome until the end of the day everything fits, is structured and your newbie can start his first day of work delighted, then you have done everything right and can be sure that there will be a lot of praise.

But how does the onboarding succeed and what do you have to consider for a good onboarding strategy?

No "first day" without a plan - otherwise disaster threatens

Just as the first impression is important at the job interview, it is also important when you are onboarding your new employees:


Take a structured approach to the matter. It's not as complicated as you think. On this page we give you a few hints to optimize your onboarding processes.

Why is a structure so important in the onboarding process?

Because nothing is more stupid than to receive the new employee unprepared. After all, he fully expects to get all the important information, steps and Do's & Dont's from you. Furthermore, a Structured Welcoming makes a good impression and conveys a feeling for your way of working.


For you, for the staffer, for your new

Make your new employee feel that he or she is not alone in the woods or on your fields. Show him or her that someone is responsible for him or her and takes him or her by the hand. A standardized onboarding process will help your HR department in this process. Because nothing is more stupid than starting from scratch with every new team member. With a structured onboarding process, every HR employee knows what to do.

  • Integrate your new employee smoothly but professionally into his new working environment and field of activity, always giving him the opportunity to express his thoughts and opinions and making sure that he is not under- but also not overburdened.


  • make sure that your employees know who is new and organize a little welcoming in the lunch break, or make sure that all of them introduce themselves to the newcomer. this way he feels immediately accepted and socially integrated into the team. maybe you meet directly after work for a cocktail or a beer.


  • your new employees need to get to know your corporate culture. to do this, it is important that they see and understand how you organize your working day, what works and what doesn't and how openly you can talk to each other. convey a cool feeling and maybe your new employee will already provide the first branding in their private environment.

Preparation is the key.

Sure, you've heard that saying a hundred times before. but there's really something real in it. because the preparation should cover from the moment the contract is signed until the first working day. we call this the pre-boarding phase. so in this phase of onboarding you already have the opportunity to present yourself attractively as a company.

  • Send your new employee a small welcome gift (onboarding box, t-shirt, bag with your company logo)
  • Remember to send all important information in advance (company brochure, rules booklet, information material)
  • A list of contact persons in the team
  • Looking for a first-buddy for the new guy, who will accompany him from the first day on in the new job
  • The supervisor should already prepare a schedule that summarizes the topics for settling in, personal feelings and desires and employer interview.
  • Prepare the workplace. That way it does not have to be done on the first day of work. E-mail account, telephone, laptop etc.
  • Informs colleagues about the new addition so that everyone knows about it.

The orientation stage

orientation please! this phase is used in the period from the first day of work until about 3-4 months after starting the job. in this phase, everything should revolve around introducing the new colleague to the existing company procedures and processes. in other words, you should have a few points on the screen.


The following would be appropriate for the first working day:

  • Short Welcoming and Small-Talk
  • Introduction of colleagues and other employees
  • Assign and introduce First-Buddy
  • Meeting with superiors
  • workplace assignment
  • Introduction to work processes and activities
  • Handover of the Onboarding Box
  • Passwords, access cards, keys etc.

In the next few weeks:

  • Give a more accurate and larger introduction to your company's products and services
  • First conversation with the supervisor about previous experiences and ideas
  • Arrangement of two further appointments for an interview 

With Mijo's Onboarding Box everything becomes an unforgettable highlight

A new desk looks empty. The contents of the employee box make the workplace more personal in no time at all. You show that you care about how the new employee feels in your company.

The exclusive design of the welcome box and all contents are a sign of appreciation. Since other team members use the same items, the newcomer does not feel like an outsider and can visually fit into the existing structures. Goodies in the corporate design are a good opportunity to take away some of the natural insecurity of graduates and trainees.

So on the first day of work, a high-quality box with your brand on it, your logo and a subline that welcomes your new team member.

When you open the box, a card stands out that wishes you a great start in your new job, including a high-quality glass bottle with your brand, an ecological Ballpoint pen made of bamboo next to a branded notebook. an embroidered carrying bag and a powerbank are also included. your company logo on everything. reserved but concise in design.

This makes a powerful impression and is guaranteed to become a topic of conversation after work. employer branding really horny implemented.

We will help you to choose the right goodies, take care of the design of the box and produce everything, and if you don't have space for your finished boxes, we will gladly store them for you.

Back to top

Powered by WhatsApp chat