If you’re like most people, your work situation has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are working as a recruiter from home, you’ll need to adjust your usual practices to fit current circumstances.
One of your new challenges will be managing pre-boarding and onboarding new employees from a distance. This can be disorienting for both you and new hires, but a few best practices will help you give them a warm welcome from afar.
Pre-boarding for new hires is kind of like being in limbo. They’ve accepted the job but haven’t started yet. Under normal circumstances, you would be preparing for their first day in the office. But if their new team is working from home, putting out the welcome mat is going to look a little different.
Many of the standard pre-boarding practices still apply when everyone is telecommuting, but some of them require a few tweaks. Here are a few of those best practices you need to stick with but adjust to your new situation:
Remember, the key to successful pre-boarding from a distance is to be proactive about communication and sharing information so that the first day can go smoothly.
It can be difficult to keep a team of workers unified and connected when you’re practicing social distancing. It’s even harder to acclimate a new team member remotely. However, the example of longtime remote workers can offer insight into how to do this if you are now onboarding employees from home.
Try their standard tips with a few adjustments for these unconventional times:
Remote onboarding is all about setting up a new employee for success. If you ensure they have the resources they need from the start, it doesn’t matter where they’re working from. They will be ready to become a full contributor.
In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to help new employees feel welcome and prepared to succeed. This begins with the pre-boarding and onboarding processes.
If you’re still unsure how these should look like from a distance, bring your questions to SelectOne. Our team has the answers you need!