I couldn’t agree more about taking new hires to lunch. I worked for a company where it was an explicit policy that no new employee should eat alone for the first week. It made a huge difference! I was able to connect with and learn about so many of my new teammates in a low-key way. They became people to me, not just names on an e-mail list.
I also found out where the good local places were, and I didn’t have to feel awkward eating alone because I was the new kid…
You might want to check out:
4 Reasons to Take New Hires to Lunch on Their First Day – Carol’s latest on TINYhr.com
Why Military Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs – Carol’s latest w @kevinolearytv (Shark Tank’s Mr. Wonderful) on HuffingtonPost.com
5 Myths – and 1 Really Big Truth – About Being an Entrepreneur – Carol’s latest on Entrepreneur.com