IT onboarding is crucial for any new hire, but particularly for remote workers or workers that have to start remotely due to public health concerns. After all, how are you even supposed to do your job if you haven’t been provided with the necessary tech and software access?
So there is no space for missteps when it comes to virtual onboarding employees: IT onboarding must be very well planned out, equipment must be ordered and shipped in due time, so that the employee has all access ready on the first day on the job.
Even when onboarding employees virtually, a work buddy system can greatly improve your new hire experiences.
Culture is not linked to an office space, culture is all about how people work together, how you can get help, how you get rewarded, how you approach communication and so much more.
A buddy onboarding programme provides a perfect opportunity for you to gain insights into your new company’s culture, as well as gain a friendly point of reference for any of your questions (as long as they are not job role specific).
Virtual Introductions to Team Members
One of the key features of an onboarding process is the facilitation of relationship building. So a virtual employee onboarding process should also keep relationship-building at the forefront of its strategic goals.
You are going to be a part of a team, your efforts will join existing team members’ efforts towards a common goal, so it is essential to start building the trust and the allegiance towards your new co-workers from day one.
Ideally, your virtual employee onboarding process will get kicked off with a team introductory meeting, so everyone can say hi and you can get a sense of the team put together.
Thereafter, a great idea would be participating in short video calls with each individual co-worker. Some key topics to talk about in the introductory video calls with your teammates are:
- Some facts about themselves,
- their work and experience so far in the company,
- One or two things they like the most working in this company and/or this team.
Virtual introductions to your teammates will provide you with an instant entry point into the company culture. You can read what your company has prepared for you concerning company culture, but nothing can compare to actually listening to your co-workers’ lived experiences.
Virtual Onboarding Software
Welcoming a new team member virtually is easy, seamless, and powerful with the right virtual onboarding software. When your employer uses a virtual onboarding software, such as introdus, you can be assured of a structured and well-thought out journey that focuses on you and your success.
Exclusively participating in a series of virtual calls can be extremely tiring when you are starting in a new company. However, a virtual onboarding software can provide you with training modules, interactive content and access to tools for monitoring the progress of your onboarding journey, such as the remote onboarding checklist etc.
introdus, employee onboarding software, strives to offer new hires with an onboarding experience that will make you feel like you’re among friends and working right alongside other employees. We want to help you get connected to your new company from Day 1 and start seeing your contributions matter.