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The New Frontier for Hiring Managers: How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

Posted on March 2020

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For many companies in the German supply chain sector, these are testing times and uncertainty is high. While business is forced to slow down in some industries, it is booming in others. Either way, with the country in lockdown and social distancing measures in place, working remotely is becoming the new norm.

During times like these, hiring managers are facing new challenges. You put a lot of time and effort into securing a business-critical hire, and you might even still be actively hiring to cope with the demand in your industry. However, your usual onboarding strategies are likely based on the new starter coming into the office, manufacturing site or warehouse, in order to get trained and familiarized with their new role and remit.

Under current conditions, you might be facing the unusual task of having to onboarding someone remotely.

How can you ensure they have a positive experience of your company during their initial onboarding when you can’t show them around the office, take them out for lunch or have them shadow team members? And how can you help them transition back to the regular workplace when everything returns to business-as-usual?

We have put together this guide on how to onboard employees remotely to help you organize and plan a comprehensive onboarding program using virtual resources.

This guides includes:

  • Actionable advice on best practices for onboarding

  • How to build a company culture remotely

  • How to transition a new hire back to the office

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