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5 things you need to know about our onboarding process

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Gorrion’s Guide is your new best friend

You’ll get a starter pack 

You’ll have a mentor

No worries, it’s all figured out

You’ll get to know all the Gorrions, sooner or later

Final words on employee onboarding

Yes, you finally got the job. No more applying for different positions, no more phone calls from the unknown number. You got it, you accepted the job offer, and now you wait till the first day at work. But then, you suddenly get millions of questions and doubts in your head. Don’t worry, most of us have been there as a new hire. Here are 5 things that you need to know about our employee onboarding process.

And if you want to get familiar with our company culture, read How company culture influences our performance.

Gorrion’s Guide is your new best friend

Before your first day in the office, we already start your onboarding program – you’ll get your very own Gorrion’s employee handbook in pdf (saving paper and always up-to-date!). Inside, there’s our history, values, processes, company culture as well as a career path, some essential info about the first days of work (plus, answers to some of the most asked questions, like “where to park?”) and lots of pictures. It comes in handy for sure (I, for one, use it when writing this article).

You’ll get a starter pack 

After all the administrative tasks, accesses and setting up your accounts, it’s time for a welcome pack from our marketing team that will help you get started. What’s inside? A few pens, writing pads and other wonders, depending on the time of the year. Each time we add something different, we can’t really say what’s in there specifically (it’s also a nice surprise).

You’ll have a mentor

At Gorrion, developers are not the only ones who get a mentor. Each new employee gets one. So hiring managers, marketers or designers is no different! It’s a part of our employee onboarding checklist. In that way, we ensure the effective onboarding process.

No worries, it’s all figured out

Take it one step at a time. We have a few employee onboarding checklists to ensure that we’ll provide you with all the necessary information and, at the same time, not overwhelm you with it.

Plus, there’s a special person delegated to take care of you during your first days, who will introduce you to everything and everybody. So don’t worry, we got you. During your first few weeks, you’ll learn a lot about the Gorrion, company’s culture, the projects and more. 

Also, everything else you’ll learn later during monthly developer meetings and company calls.

You’ll get to know all the Gorrions, sooner or later

As soon as your first day starts and you’ll get access to all our tools, you’ll be welcomed by everybody on our internal Slack channel. This tradition that we have is especially great if you’re working remotely – in that way, even sitting in your house, you can feel welcomed.

It looks something like this:

Slack welcome messages

And then, it begins.

Slack welcome messages

This is from the time when Michalina, our Product Owner, has joined our team. And now, a few months later, she manages her own teams, writes articles and more.

For the new employees, we’ve also prepared a special board with all the team members so that you’ll be able to recognize them when meeting them in the office.

When it comes to events outside the workplace, we try to meet quite regularly so that new Gorrions could get to know all the other ones. Plus, during a hiking trip or barbecue, it’s much easier to form a bond with everyone, so we highly recommend it (and maybe this is the reason why we do it so often). 

Final words on employee onboarding

As you can see, it’s a structured onboarding program that will help new hires to accommodate to the new environment, meet our processes and facilitate relationship building. In short, we try hard to provide you with a memorable onboarding experience.

Join the Gorrions! Check out our career section – maybe there’s job position just for you?

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