Has your friend ever brought you to a get-together with people you’ve never met before and failed to introduce you to the group right away? There’s this awkward countdown that starts where everyone is wondering who in the group will break the ice - or you have to do it yourself. It makes everyone feel this unnecessary, suffocating pressure to get you in the mix.
At work, the same principle applies. You don’t want to leave your new hire in limbo on their first day. They’ll feel pressure to introduce themselves and if they end up doing it, it makes their hiring manager look bad. Just like that friend who forgot to introduce you to the group.
This is why writing and sending an introductory email and Slack message to your company on your new hire’s first day should be a staple in their hiring manager’s routine. Below, we’ll delve into the essential elements of an introductory message and give you an example of the one we use at Sora.
With internal emails, your subject line doesn’t have to be as striking as the ones in your marketing emails – employees will open it no matter what (or, they should). It can be as straightforward as, “Welcome (new hire’s preferred first name) to the team!”
There are four elements you should include in an introductory message:
Your new hire’s hiring manager can also send a condensed version of the introductory email on Slack in the #general channel (mentioning the new hire).
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