New software programs exist to help companies replicate the new hire experience for remote workers. Depending on the size of your organization and the percentage of new hires who will work remotely, the software may be something you should look into.
However, there are actions all HR professionals can adopt when onboarding new hires who will work remotely. Extending welcome need not be confined within four walls.
Look at this new permeability as an amazing opportunity. We can communicate our brand, values and mission to new hires in personalized communication. We can ensure that new employees learn about their team leaders by sharing leaders’ photos, work bios and their interests.
It’s wonderful when HR departments employ buddy programs, and the practice is easily transferrable to new hires who will work remotely.
Send links that keep remote employees engaged before their start day by keeping them excited that they will soon be a part of it. Include automated tasks and reminders to help new hires understand what is expected of them in their new role.
After the remote employees begin work solicit feedback about their first few weeks in the new role. With a bit of calendar planning this practice can be sustained throughout his employment.