Hiring a Remote Employee? Here's How to Onboard Them
Onboarding a new employee is hard. As the individual responsible for new employees, you have to coordinate across multiple people, teams, and schedules. Your job is to make the process appear effortless and seamless, even though it is often complete chaos behind the scenes. This role is hard enough when your new employees are in the office, but when they're remote, that's an entirely new ballgame.
In the last five years, there has been a 44% increase in remote work, and the trend is accelerating at an even faster pace today. We're experiencing a shift not only in the way we work but where we work. Technology has enabled employees and entire organizations to collaborate from disparate locations while maintaining productivity and creating great businesses.
Whether you're onboarding a new employee in a remote office, a new location, or work-from-home, it's essential to make the employee feel welcome, even if it's a little harder to do virtually. New employees stated that a good onboarding experience could increase their overall happiness by 82%.