What to Expect On Your First Day of Work at Blue Compass

We understand that starting a new job can be an overwhelming experience, often paired with nervousness and uncertainty. At Blue Compass, fostering a welcoming environment for new team members is not just a formality, but a core value ingrained in our positive company culture. We strive to alleviate those feelings by creating an atmosphere where every individual feels valued by being part of a team from the moment they walk through our doors. If you're curious about what a first day at Blue Compass is like or considering how to welcome your new employees, this snapshot can provide a positive perspective!

How to Prepare for the First Day of Work

Preparing for your first day at Blue Compass involves more than just showing up; it's about setting yourself up for success and ensuring a smooth transition into your new role. We understand that first-day jitters are common, and to alleviate any nerves, we recommend taking proactive steps to prepare yourself the night before.

One essential aspect of preparation is familiarizing yourself with our office location. If you're unfamiliar with the area, we suggest practicing the drive a day or two before your start date. This allows you to become acquainted with the route, traffic patterns and estimated travel time, ensuring that you arrive punctually on your first day without any stress or confusion about directions.

Additionally, selecting your first-day outfit in advance can help ease any last-minute wardrobe dilemmas. By choosing your attire ahead of time, you can ensure that you're dressed appropriately for our office environment, projecting a professional image while feeling comfortable and being a part of our team!

Starting Your New Job With Us

Being part of a team can be intimidating, especially when it’s your first day on the job. Blue Compass is an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in our vibrant workplace culture and get acquainted with our team members. While there may be some initial stress, rest assured that your day will primarily revolve around familiarizing yourself with our office, meeting our team members and gaining insights into our processes and procedures.

Spend Your First Day on the Job Touring Our Office

Once you arrive at Blue Compass, one of the first things on your agenda will be a comprehensive tour of our office space. Led by Laura Sorensen, affectionately known as our "office mom," this tour is designed to provide you with a warm welcome and help you become acquainted with our team! Laura is not only a familiar face around the office but also someone who embodies the spirit of hospitality and positive company culture. She’ll show you the various areas of our office, including our West48 event space and ensure that you feel comfortable and at ease from the moment you step through our doors.

During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore the different amenities and facilities available to you as a member of our team. From our fully equipped gym to the communal kitchen, conference spaces, podcast studio and inviting lounge area, you'll get a firsthand look at where you'll be spending your work week. Laura will also introduce you to key features and resources, such as how to book meeting rooms or access office supplies, ensuring that you feel empowered to navigate our space.

Time to Get to Know Our Team and Experience Our Positive Company Culture

One of our favorite activities on a team member’s first day on the job is Cookie Time. We all gather in the Compass Cafe and enjoy freshly baked cookies while sharing funny stories or fond memories around the office. Cookie Time helps our team get to know each other and introduce our new employees to some of the “shenanigans” they’ll encounter as you work with the team at Blue Compass.

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Training and Job Shadowing From the First Day on the Job

As you settle into your role at Blue Compass, we understand that mastering the ins and outs of our software systems and digital platforms is crucial for your success. That's why, in addition to providing basic training on accessing tools like email and other essential software, we emphasize a hands-on learning approach that involves shadowing experienced team members within your department.

Shadowing allows you to observe firsthand how tasks are completed and processes are followed within our organization. By shadowing colleagues who are already familiar with the intricacies of the work, you'll gain valuable insights into best practices, workflows, and strategies for success. This immersive learning experience not only accelerates your understanding of your role but also provides a valuable opportunity to learn from the expertise of your peers.

By integrating shadowing into your onboarding process, we aim to accelerate your learning curve, facilitate seamless integration into your role, and foster meaningful connections while working with the team. As you shadow team members and immerse yourself in our work environment, you'll not only gain the skills and knowledge needed to excel in your role but also become an integral part of our positive company culture!

Frequent Puppy Greetings When Working With the Team

At Blue Compass, we pride ourselves on fostering a welcoming and inclusive work environment, and one of the most beloved aspects of our office culture is our dog-friendly policy. As you step through our doors, you'll likely be greeted by Mac & Cheese, our Chief Barketing Officer, who holds the esteemed role of welcoming committee for all newcomers.

Beyond the joy they bring, our office dogs also serve as a reminder of the importance of work-life balance and well-being. Taking a moment to pet a dog or go for a short walk can provide a much-needed mental break and help alleviate stress, promoting a healthier and happier work environment for everyone. So whether you're a dog lover or simply looking to add some extra warmth and positivity to your day, you'll find plenty to love about our pet-friendly workplace at Blue Compass.

How to Have a Successful First Week Starting Your New Job at Blue Compass

At Blue Compass, we aim to equip you with comprehensive training and essential tools to ensure a smooth and successful transition on your first day of work. However, while we strive to provide all the necessary resources, there are steps you can take to lay the foundation for an enjoyable career with us! By embracing a proactive approach to learning, fostering strong relationships with colleagues and maintaining a positive attitude towards challenges, you can set yourself up for a rewarding and fulfilling future at Blue Compass. Discover how you can set yourself up for success!

Ask Questions on Your First Day on the Job and Beyond

In your initial weeks at Blue Compass, don't hesitate to ask about anything that may arise – no question is off-limits! It's essential for us that you feel at ease as you transition into completing tasks on your own, which is why we encourage you to seek clarification and guidance during your training. Whether it's understanding procedures, navigating office spaces, or grasping the dynamics of our team, every query is welcomed and addressed with enthusiasm by our supportive colleagues. Embracing this positive company culture of open communication ensures your smooth integration into our work environment and sets the stage for your continued success within our organization.

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Keep an Open Mind When Starting Your New Job

Feeling overwhelmed on your first day on the job is completely natural; all new faces, tasks and ideas can indeed be overwhelming. Yet in those moments of discomfort, growth flourishes. Embracing the unfamiliar and pushing beyond your comfort zone lays the groundwork for personal and professional development. By actively listening to the team and being open-minded to their insights and suggestions, you can gain valuable perspectives and foster a culture of continuous improvement within Blue Compass.

Be Prepared to Jump Into Projects and Being Part of Our Team

At Blue Compass, one of our core values is "We support one another." While its manifestation may vary from day to day, an example of this value lies in actively engaging in teamwork and lending a hand whenever necessary. Whether it's offering assistance on ongoing projects or stepping in to alleviate a teammate's workload, extending support fosters a sense of camaraderie and solidarity within the team. A simple act like reaching out during a free afternoon to inquire how you can contribute reinforces a culture of collaboration. Moreover, embracing opportunities to immerse yourself in various projects not only demonstrates your eagerness to learn but also accelerates your skill development through hands-on experience and exposure to diverse tasks, ultimately positioning you for success in your role!

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Have Fun Being Part of Our Team!

At Blue Compass, we believe in fostering a vibrant and positive company culture where camaraderie and teamwork are celebrated. From team lunches to impromptu office games (and even Nerf gun wars), our days are filled with shared laughter and enjoyable moments! We take pride in cultivating an environment where bonding and connection are prioritized, as we understand that strong team relationships are the foundation of our success. This positive company culture not only enhances our work experience but also enables us to deliver our best to our clients. We welcome you to embrace this culture and become an integral part of our team at Blue Compass, where together, we strive to achieve greatness while enjoying every moment along the way.

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Think You’d Be a Good Fit? Come Work With the Team

We understand the initial days at a new job often come with a blend of excitement and nervousness; taking the simple steps mentioned above to prepare can help relieve first-day jitters. At Blue Compass, we take immense pride in our positive company culture, characterized by continuous improvement and mutual support. It's ingrained in our DNA to strive for excellence individually and collectively. Get ready to be welcomed into a team that wants you to succeed and grow your digital expertise. Check out our open positions!


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Hannah Burke.
Hannah Burke

Hannah Burke graduated from Iowa State University with her degree in Advertising. As a Digital Marketing Specialist at Blue Compass, Hannah excels in writing creative content and utilizing her strategic problem-solving skills to develop digital strategies for clients. Hannah is always eager to expand her knowledge of all things digital to enhance her marketing capabilities.