As more companies move to remote work to protect from the coronavirus, certain processes are becoming more difficult. One of these processes is onboarding. Onboarding can be difficult to do correctly under normal circumstances, but it becomes a whole new challenge when onboarding remotely. Here are tips for remote onboarding:
Give Fewer Assignments
Onboarding usually requires the new hire to do countless trainings, fill out piles of paperwork, and learn new skills. Doing all of this can be difficult for remote workers and will cause frustration and confusion. Evaluate what is necessary for onboarding and cut down your assignments to that. This will make it easier for all parties involved.
Keep in Contact
It can be confusing to transition to a new job, especially when you can’t just ask the person next to you for help. Reach out to new hires frequently and establish consistent channels of communication. This will help the new hire to feel more comfortable in their new work environment.
Provide a Mentor
There are lots of things that a new hire won’t know about their job at first. Providing a new hire with a remote mentor can help them to learn faster and more efficiently. It can also give the new hire a better sense of your company and the kind of community it has. Try to match all remote new hires with a mentor that can guide them and answer their questions.
Technology is a fantastic asset to the business world and is what allows us to work remotely in the first place. Make sure that your new hire has all the technology they will need to do their job properly. Also, try to set up an online business community for your office. This will help all remote and on-site workers stay connected and united in your company’s purpose.
Use this advice to help you better remote onboard new hires.