Probably Jamie, he’d started about 6 weeks before me so knew what it was like starting on the programme. He was a bit of a LAD though and occasionally overstepped the mark in terms of what was acceptable. He works in another department now and if we see eachother in the ‘Street’ at the office, we’ll catch up for 5 or 10 minutes. Most folk in the team are pretty approachable though and good to new starters.
I suspect I might come across as a bit aloof at times, unintentionally, so I go out of my way to make sure that any new starter - particularly those I’m managing - are doing okay and have all the support they need. Often this will be just wandering over to their desk and checking they’re alright on a daily basis, making sure they’re included on any team social emails, offering to walk up the road to the pub with them and such like. I do always bend over backwards to ensure that any way I can smooth their work / life balance gets through without any issues - flexible working hours, doctors appointments, annual leave, being around for deliveries - making sure they get what they need when they need it to remove that level of stress from their lives.