30.04.2020

Virtual On-boarding

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Virtual On-boarding

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Top tips for virtual on-boarding -
  • Always support virtual on-boarding with video conferencing
  • Ensure consistency across all functions and geographies (process)
  • Automated contract production (no need for wet signatures)
  • Specify one day per month for company induction (function induction can be before or after this) as this helps to create a bond for new starters e.g. networking opportunities, buddy system
  • Have ambassadors for on-boarding in each location where you can (virtual where need be) i.e. HR and Recruitment folks cannot do it all themselves
  • Deliver kit to home addresses and have contingency plans in case this does not happen i.e. individuals can use their own kit in the meantime with secure access
  • Live your values so as individuals can take responsibility and are empowered to make things happen remotely 
  • Suggest / provide Apps that promote wellbeing (exercise / healthy eating) 
  • Provide access to virtual training
  • Send out pulse checks to see how new starts are doing
  • Have an owner in the business that is accountable for the entire process
  • Set up virtual meeting rooms and all hands calls for both social and business meetings
  • Build and promote a sense of community
NB - remember people are not working from home they are working at home so emphasise that interuptions from e.g. kids, pets, grandparents shouting for tea etc are all OK! 

HR Business Partner with change program management delivery experience in both SMEs and large international organisations.

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