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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations across the globe are moving their operations online. While it’s certainly not business as usual, meetings are held, projects are completed and new employees are onboarded – all entirely remotely.

Why is the remote onboarding process so important?

A couple months ago, you’d walk your new hire into the office on their first day, introduce them to their new colleagues, show them the kitchen and let them get settled at their desk. Fast-forward to the present day, and things are, well, a little different.

A well-organized onboarding process is now more important than ever, because, as we all know, first impressions count. A new hire won’t have the opportunity to learn about your company, the culture and the people organically, nor will they be able to turn to their co-worker at the next desk if they have a question. It’s up to you to give them the tools and training they’ll need to be successful, and to make the necessary introductions they’ll need to feel like part of the team.

Never onboarded someone remotely before? No problem! Ensure your new employee is set up for success from day one with the tips and tricks in this handy guide.

You’ll learn all about the process of on-boarding a new hire remotely, including:

  • Making it official by setting a start date
  • Communicating the details of the onboarding plan to your new employee
  • Creating a remote set-up checklist for equipment and tech
  • Utilizing video software for orientations and office tours
  • Setting clear expectations from day one
  • Compiling remote training resources: training manual and beyond
  • Company culture and engagement
  • Refining your remote on-boarding plan

Download the full guide here.

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