Recruitment Consultant Graeme Burke was recently interviewed for an article with the Manitoba Post about onboarding tips for increasing the effectiveness of news hires.

As Graeme explains, having an effective onboarding strategy helps to smooth a hire’s transition into their new work environment, setting them up to excel in their role. In the article, he outlines 5 tips:

  1. Set expectations prior to their first day – as early as in the interview stage
  2. Be prepared so they can hit the ground running – set up IT, order business cards, have a training plan in place, etc.
  3. Involve your team in the new hire’s onboarding and mentorship
  4. Provide opportunities for the new hire to connect socially with the team outside the workplace
  5. Ensure mutual feedback is frequent, especially in the first 6 to 12 months

Read the full article for more details on each of these points. And keep in mind, when you work with The Headhunters on a job search, our service doesn’t end when we find you the right person. We support the onboarding of new hires for our partners!


About Graeme Burke

Graeme is a highly motivated and results-oriented recruiter with a passion for helping companies hire strategically. Skilled at recruitment and selection, he brings a strong understanding of business from his success in human resources and sales. Graeme is known for his resourcefulness and commitment to customer service, and tackles each hiring challenge with creativity and innovation. Contact Graeme at