The fundamental requirements for onboarding are the same for remote hires as office-based. Great people need empowering to deliver the impact you hired them for, wherever they work from.
But the ground has shifted. Even businesses with long-established, best-in-class onboarding programs have had to race to adapt, as COVID’s forced remote working into the foreground. It’s not just that the mechanisms of onboarding have changed – switching from face-to-face to Zoom conversations, for example, and getting laptops sent to remote offices. It’s that remote employees face different pressures and have different priorities to office-based workers.
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