The second thing is the ‘dusty shelf’. Every business has a dusty shelf with lots of tasks on it that you keep meaning to get round to doing but never quite do. It’s a great onboarding activity to give your new recruit.
It might just be data input, organising videos that you’ve had in storage for a while or it could be as boring as sorting out the filing. But actually everything that your new recruit does in the early days will help them to understand how the business ticks and what’s involved. And although it might seem boring, it’s about highlighting how important it is that they understand every element of the business and how the filing actually plays into a much bigger picture.
It will also give everyone on the team a great feeling to see some of these tasks get done!