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Tips for Successfully Onboarding Remote Employees

  • Bringing on new employees who will be working remotely creates a unique challenge for employers
  • Steps for streamlining the process and strengthening the new hire’s connection to the company
  • Appointing a liaison, setting on one-on-one meetings, and more

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

Remote work arrangements have become the new normal for many companies. Even as COVID-19 vaccinations proceed and business restrictions are relaxed, there has been growing support for hybrid models where employees work remotely for part of the week, or even setups where certain workers never have to come into the office.

Naturally, it can be challenging for companies to bring on new employees they’ll rarely see in person. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review offers tips on how employers can successfully set up remote employees and help them develop a strong connection to the company. They include:

  • Appointing a liaison for onboarding new remote employees
  • Establishing one-on-one relationships while also including the new hire in group discussions immediately
  • Setting clear expectations

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