Building a Deeper Connection
“I have always felt this connection with my team from day 1 because they always received me with open arms. They always ask me if everything is good, if I need anything. They also allow me to take my time, as long as the work is done, that’s all that matters. I really felt like I was part of the family despite being in Portugal.
The company I am working for, in my opinion, did the best they could in my onboarding journey. And I’m really grateful for it, and I don’t really have any complaints about it. I really feel like I’m integrated. The only thing missing is that I wasn’t there personally. For example, during lunch break, they always play video games or just chat or just play foosball. And since I wasn’t there personally in the office, I didn’t have that kind of experience.”
Effectively Improve your Remote Onboarding Process
Incorporating these steps will that will aid the integration of new employees into their roles. Moreover, it will help you achieve an onboarding process for remote employees.
Make their first day memorable
Have a strong preboarding process so they feel “at home” and welcomed before they even begin. For remote workers, connection with the team is through the web. Allow them to connect with their coworkers and kickstart the relationship building even before their first day on the job.
Remote Buddy at Work
A buddy at work system builds on the acknowledgement of the essential role of social connections and social relationships for your perception of wellness, and overall quality of life.
Tailor the Remote Onboarding Experience
Not all new hires need exactly the same knowledge and training. Different employees have to receive different training to help them understand their roles properly. The advantage of an automated onboarding, is that creating custom journeys is easy and fast.
Use of Onboarding Checklists
Onboarding checklists will help keep the online employees focused and engaged during the entire staff onboarding process. You can access a remote onboarding checklist on our blog HR.
Feedback helps in identifying the shortfalls that require addressing and improvements. As briefly mentioned before, feedback refers both to how you feel about the remote onboarding process, and the feedback from your employer.
Apply a Structured IT Onboarding
A structured IT Onboarding Process is of utmost importance for any new hire to start working. After all, how will you start productive work without access to work tools? And this is even more important for remote workers.