So how do you re-purpose your on-boarding process to engage, prepare and train your new starters under these unique conditions? How do you create that all important sense of community, when many new employees might not meet a single new work colleague face-to-face for many months?
Things to consider before they start
Your expectations for the role and of them
What equipment and tech will they need? Laptop, phone, broadband
Job essentials: Applications. Login/ passwords, presentation material etc.
For remote workers first day.
Company Org chart
Employee Starter form
Remote working policy
Meet each other via video link - MicroSoft Teams | Skype | Zoom |google Hangout
HR & Finance
The first week
Induction (plan who will deliver this)
What should they expect in the first week
Outline what you expect of them in the first week
Training New Starters:
Schedule training - Define training modules required and schedule
Delegate training modules - Delegate the delivery of training modules to 'champions' on the team
Provide feedback - Receive feedback from champions and give feedback to new starter
Keeping your company culture alive
Assign a work buddy to call in need
Daily video calls with the new starter
End of week team video drinks
If you follow these steps and you will be ahead of the game, moving with the times and preparing your business for growth in the coming years.
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