In the recent past, many employees have changed over to remote working situations, and this trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Businesses must adopt effective strategies for onboarding employees who are working remotely. Here are some tips to help you accomplish this.
Provide a Team Welcome
New remote employees become a part of your larger business, and they will feel more included if they get to know not just you but the rest of your team. Arrange for everyone in your group of employees to send emails with words of welcome. Thoughtful and supportive gestures such as these will help your new personnel consider themselves team members.
In a physical office, managers will typically check in daily while onboarding employees to see how they are doing. In a remote situation, it is just as important to interact regularly with your new hires. This will help you and your remote workers establish a relationship of trust.
Trust Them with Responsibilities
New hires will need training and guidance, but at the same time, they need to feel that their contributions are important and that you trust them with the responsibilities of their positions. Remote workers in particular, since they are unable to interact directly with their colleagues, desire to know that their work is meaningful and that you value their efforts.
Schedule Casual Meetings
Not all meetings need to be intensely focused on work-related issues. It is valuable to sometimes assemble your team with the sole purpose of helping them get to know each other better. Encourage your employees to ask each other questions, and provoke discussions that allow people to stretch their imaginations. These times spent together informally foster genuine connections and a feeling of solidarity with the rest of your company’s personnel.
For more tips on onboarding employees who are working remotely, get in touch with Hornet Capital Solutions.