A successful preboarding connection
“It’s all about transparency and ownership. Let the team know about the new colleague who’s about to join, encourage them to reach out and connect through email and LinkedIn, and provide the opportunity for asking questions both ways.
To ensure attachment between the new joiner and the team, you should delegate ownership by appointing a relevant buddy.
However, make sure you’re appointing a buddy who has time and is willing to take on the responsibility.
Also, it is key that the buddy and the new joiner hold a certain fit in terms of interests, areas of responsibilities or life stage as it’ll then be easier to relate to one another. It’ll increase trust and ultimately ensure more smooth onboarding.”