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Agenda Questions for First One-on-One Meeting

Use this template to guide the first one-on-one meeting with a new employee to lay a great foundation and start off on the right foot!

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What’s inside this Agenda Questions for First One-on-One Meeting:


Establish a relationship by inquiring into your new employee’s personal life.

  • What are your hobbies? 
  • What is one thing you’d like to do more of in your spare time?
  • What do you want to know about me?


Check-in on how the onboarding process is going.

  • How has your first week been?
  • Anything that surprised or confused you?
  • What is confusing or unclear?
  • Is there anything you’d like more information or resources on?
  • What can I do to make sure the next 2 weeks are successful for you? 
  • Do you feel connected or disconnected from the team? In what way?

3👀 Expectations

List the team expectations and company-wide expectations.

  • What is your ideal working environment? (e.g., Independent or collaborative worker)
  • What makes you feel valued at work? Undervalued?
  • Do you have any work-related pet peeves?
  • What are your expectations from me?
  • What are your expectations from the rest of the team?

4🎯Goals and personal development

Discuss goals and objectives in the personal development sphere.

  • What accomplishment are you most proud of so far this year/quarter?
  • How are you tracking your progress on your goals?
  • What are your goals for the next year?
  • What do you see yourself doing in two years? Five years? Ten years?
  • What obstacles stand in the way of accomplishing your long-term goals?
  • What support do you need? How can I help you achieve these goals?
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  • Brittany Forsyth
    Former Chief Talent Officer, Shopify

    Fellow has been a game changer for us. I love how lightweight and easy it is to use. It intuitively builds into my day-to-day rhythm, and the natural flow of Shopify, making it so much simpler to have valuable conversations.”

  • John Gleeson
    VP of Customer Success, Motive

    “I've never seen an app spread so quickly. Within a few weeks, there were hundreds of people using Fellow to follow up on the action items that inevitably come out of every meeting. It's been a game-changer for our team.”

  • Sabrina Leblanc
    Director of Sales, SurveyMonkey

    “Fellow has increased my productivity and has resulted in more collaborative 1:1s & team meetings. My team loves capturing their own agenda items. Getting prompted to add talking points is super handy when jumping from one meeting to the next.”

  • Liam Martin
    Co-founder, Time Doctor

    “Fellow has completely changed the way we manage meetings at Time Doctor. With 100+ people in 32 different countries, Fellow was one of the tools that took our remote meetings from confusion to clarity.

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