As companies are forced online, hiring teams are facing a new challenge: onboarding remote employees.
Your onboarding process is a first impression of sorts. Your new hire has gotten to know you and your company, but they still need to learn how to work there - how your team communicates, what you value, and what their new day-to-day is going to look like. Starting a new job is hard enough without wondering exactly how the whole temporarily-remote thing is going to work.
The good news is that I’ve remotely onboarded dozens of team members in the last five years, and have learned a lot in the process. All of which I want to share with you so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did!
Watch the talk
I first put this talk together for companies posting on the Tech Ladies Job Board and wanted to share it here as a resource for anyone who is trying to create or improve a remote onboarding process.
The presentation starts at the 12:30 mark.
In this talk, you’ll learn how to stop stumbling through awkward Zoom calls and create a repeatable, remote-first onboarding process for your new hires.
We’ll discuss how to:
- Create a process that’s reassuring and supportive of new hires during this crazy time.
- Take your current onboarding process online, and optimize it for remote working.
- Start small with a MVP, gather feedback, and iterate on your process over time.
- Make your onboarding process reflect your company values and culture.
Download the slides
Slides more your speed? You can download mine here: Going Remote.
You’ll notice that these slides don’t match the above presentation. It’s because I’ve since iterated on them - just like I do my onboarding process. ;)
Still need help?
I’d love to help you build a stellar onboarding process—one that allows your new hire to begin adding value immediately, and reduces the stress on you and your team.
You can hire me to give a customized version of this talk to your team and/or support you in building your onboarding process. Learn more about working with me as a speaker or consultant, or just book a free consultation to talk about how we could work together.
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