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How to Welcome New Hires in Unforgettable Fashion

At Lever, the moment a new hire signs an offer letter is the best part of our day.

We have the same high bar for everyone who joins our team of 200-plus. So, whether we built a relationship with a candidate for months or sped them through a whirlwind, week-long process, we’re always pumped at the prospect of welcoming a new member onboard.

  • By the time an offer letter goes out, employees from all corners of the company are eager to know whether we’re about to add one more Leveroo to our ranks.

We all know finally getting the “yes” from a dream candidate is a huge win. But, in my experience, hiring managers often miss the opportunity to reaffirm the new employee’s decision and celebrate with them. Deflating conversations like these are common: unforgettable welcome for new hire

We want candidates to know that the enthusiasm they felt during the interview process didn’t only exist to get them to join the team and fill a seat. We’re seriously stoked to be working with them, and we can’t wait for them to start.

That’s why candidates get these in their emails after they decide to join Lever.

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But the GIF madness doesn’t end there. The hiring manager CC’s the entire team on an email thread containing the “welcome GIF,” where we all add our personal welcomes – which of course, include more GIFs.

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Now it’s your turn

The best recruiters we know love their jobs because it allows them to create and enjoy life-changing moments for others. The best hiring managers we know take their jobs as seriously as they do because they truly love developing others and watching them succeed.

  • This is part of what makes working for a recruiting tech company so fun. Not only do we help our customers improve recruiting, we get to do the same for growing our own team.

This was a well-kept secret at Lever for well over a year and a half. We loved the idea of surprising our new hires with this kind of explosive, engaging welcome.

At the same time, we’re just as excited to finally debut these GIFs to the world, to encourage all recruiters and hiring managers to make that pivotal moment of offer acceptance so much more special for their candidates.

We can’t wait to see other companies adapt and take their own spin on the welcome GIFs.  Share with us your GIFS on Twitter @Lever. (This is our go-to GIF maker. Good luck!)

This post originally appeared on Linkedin’s Talent Blog and has been refreshed.