The way you integrate a new hire into your organization has a huge impact on that employee’s motivation and engagement.
Done well, onboarding helps new employees understand expectations, attitudes, tools, policies, and processes. It also helps them develop a sense of connection and camaraderie with both their team and the larger organization.
But that’s not easy to accomplish when people are working from home.
Team members who don’t share the same physical space aren’t able to absorb company culture and norms organically. They can’t just shadow a colleague all day and drop in on casual conversations around the water cooler.
So how can you help remote employees get set up for success right from the get-go?
Check out these best practices for virtual onboarding.