We are trying to create a new employee social at our organisation, a small get together with some drinks and food. We want to make sure it encourages new employees to chat to each other so it may be good to incorporate some kind of activity (but we also want to avoid it being a "cringey" event). It would be run once a quarter, we have about 30-40 new starters each quarter.
Has anyone successfully implemeneted something like this and have any examples? And equally, if you could share anything that really didn't work that would be useful.
Would you suggest inviting executives too so that they get to know faces of the organisation or do you think it's best to keep it to new employees only?
We want to create a unity among the new starters and help them feel welcome.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!