GoodSeeker Answers: Best Practices for Onboarding New Employees Remotely
Are there any best practices you would recommend when onboarding new employees remotely (i.e. an interview style, technology, questions, etc.)? How do you convey your company culture virtually?
While onboarding new employees remotely, it is critical to make them feel welcomed and engaged. According to Forbes, disengaged employees cost U.S companies up to $550 billion a year and Hubspot found that 69% of employees say they’d work harder if they were better appreciated. So how do you give new employees a feeling of appreciation faster? How do you onboard employees to your culture of appreciation when they can’t experience it in person?
Through our work we are seeing companies use storytelling to connect remote teams to #lifeatwork. For example, showing them real historical examples of what you value, and how each department and team supports those values, gives them a faster understanding of the best way to “dive in.” When new employees understand this they can make an impact faster, which ultimately leads to greater visibility and a sense of appreciation.
Virtual onboarding and employee generated stories highlighting values = faster onboarding and greater appreciation.
At GoodSeeker, we’ve created a brand new, unique product to keep talent connected to culture, give remote teams visibility, and personalize the virtual onboarding experience. With GoodSeeker stories, seamlessly build meaningful content that makes team members feel seen, heard, and appreciated.
GoodSeeker is a storytelling platform that makes it easy and rewarding for employees and ambassadors to collect success stories and testimonials at work. Based in McLean, VA, the company’s content creation software connects talent to culture, gives remote teams visibility, and helps employers show candidates what it’s like to work on their team.