While on-campus events, career fairs and in-person interviews are the traditional practices, the current pandemic is reshaping how employers go about the process of recruiting — and this includes onboarding new hires remotely.
In this article, a custom office space provider in Connecticut shares a guide to conducting virtual onboarding for new employees.
1. Get to know your hire during virtual onboarding.
The uncertainty that comes with a remote environment is one of the most concerning aspects of working from home. Good thing is that you can eliminate this concern by simply laying out everything your new hires need to know in order to be successful in their new role. Set meetings weekly or monthly, provide collaboration tools to communicate, and inform your new hires of their working hours and how to participate in day-to-day stand-ups.
2. Make culture a top priority.
Culture entails anything from end-of-day happy hours to going through a mission statement during the workday. However, when outside an office space, it can be challenging to live out the culture that makes your organization unique. Incorporate some of these practices to assure team members that office culture is still valuable.
- Host a paid first-day lunch while on a video call with the team.
- Set up a meeting with all your new hires so they can discuss how they are feeling.
- Use video conferencing software to allow for more team bonding and host virtual culture events.
3. Set up a buddy system.
With so many responsibilities to execute, people to meet and tools to learn, new hires can feel overwhelmed pretty quickly. By assigning them an onboarding buddy, you can create a more positive onboarding experience for them. Their onboarding buddy can answer work-related questions and make them feel comfortable while settling in.
Connecticut Business Centers provides all-inclusive office space solutions in Stamford, CT. Whether you need a full-time office suite or conferencing facility for occasional meetings with clients, we have you covered. Give us a call at (203) 359-5600 or fill out our online form to get more information.