Make the First Day a Smooth Transition
Let each individual who is relocating know the little nuances about your office before their first day. Mention things such as the details of the dress code, best directions to the office, and a rough schedule of their first day. Be specific and include the exact time you expect them to arrive in the office and if they should bring anything for onboarding such as certain documents for identification. It is also a fantastic idea to have a small gift waiting at the new hire’s work area or desk on the first day. At the very least, have it stocked with necessary supplies such as pens, sticky notes, note pads, etc.
Attempt to give a brief introduction by email or quick announcement before the employee arrives. It will deter any awkward interactions with coworkers and make them immediately feel like an important part of the office culture. Also, personally introduce them to as many people as possible and provide them with a complete tour of the office.
Before the transferee arrives, ask your employees what their favorite spots are near work to shop, eat, and grab drinks. The internet is a great resource for these establishments, but providing some personalized information demonstrates that you value the overall happiness of your team. Utilizing a relocation company will also give you access to local resources such as city guides and other helpful information.