A new job in a new country is a huge change in the new employees’ life and can cause a lot of insecurity and stress.
Therefore, ISO has some advice for both managers and colleagues to secure a good onboarding of new international employees.
Before the new employee arrives:
- Make sure to keep in touch with the new employee regularly before he/she starts.
- Make sure that all the practical and technical things are taken care of, before start.
- Find a buddy for the new employee, who can help with all the practical issues.
- Include or forward relevant emails from the Department or team to the new employee.
- Remember that there may be cultural differences between the Danish employees and the new international employee.
- Consider setting up a meeting between the new employee and ISO’s adviser regarding the preparations before the arrival in Denmark.
- Sign the new employee up for the next coming Introduction Day.
- In case the new employee has an accompanying spouse/partner, you can contact ISO’s social advisor, Annika Jarl at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make sure that the new colleague has an introduction plan before arriving.
After the new employee arrives:
- Arrange a breakfast, where the employee can get an introduction to the team.
- Arrange a meeting a with the staff representative and working environment representative and the Head of the Department.
- Give the new employee a tour of the department and other relevant places
Find more information on SDUnet here.