Everyone has been the "new guy" at some point, and the first days at a new job are almost always overwhelming as the new hire begins learning new processes and meets a whole office of new people. So before you throw your new hire into the deep end of the pool without a flotation device and no prior knowledge regarding his or her swim experience, take a minute to reflect on how you felt on your first day. This perspective can help you better understand how your new employee feels and respond accordingly. Empathy goes a long way but taking steps to ensure your employee feels welcome leaves a long-lasting impression. Read below for how to welcome a new employee to the team.