What’s the manager’s role in new employee onboarding?

Managers: what do you do to onboard a new employee/report? Obviously, a lot of the responsibilities fall on HR for paperwork, logistics, etc. but there are some things only a manager can do.

When I used to onboard new interns or writers, for example, I always made sure to have a few role-related tasks in Asana waiting for them on day one, and to immediately cover my expectations of working together and how I work; then give them a chance to do the same. I’d also schedule more frequent 1-1s / coffee walks for the first couple of weeks as they eased into things and set up a fun lunch with the team to welcome them onboard.

How about you? What do you do? And how do you use Asana for new hire onboarding?