Onboarding is an important aspect of any company that hires new employees. It helps staff feel welcomed and connected with other employees, and helps to set expectations. The onboarding process, if done correctly, can also impact your company’s ability to retain the staff that you’ve worked so hard to recruit and train.
When it comes to remote employees and hybrid teams, the onboarding process can’t simply be overlooked. It needs to be adapted and transformed from the traditional face-to-face onboarding process. Below are some tips for effective remote onboarding for remote and hybrid teams:
Have a structured approach to onboarding
Welcome new staff
Make the first day memorable
Ensure remote staff have the necessary equipment and resources
Institute a remote mentoring program at work
Involve senior management
Create a sense of community
Discuss your company’s remote work policy
Ask for feedback
Be thorough and incorporate all learning styles
Nurture engagement and connections
Find out more about how to create an effective and welcoming onboarding process for your remote and hybrid team by reading the full article.