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.)? What has NOT worked for you? How do you convey your company culture virtually? Any tips for keeping new employees engaged and feeling integrated into the team? What has been the hardest part of the process? Any unexpected benefits? Do you feel that there has been any downsides?
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.