Over the last 7 or so months, organizations have had to adapt to the new normal brought on by COVID-19. Social distancing guidelines forced recruiters and hiring managers to adopt a fully digital hiring process, and the same goes for managers and HR professionals tasked with onboarding remote new hires.
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the workplace upside down. Onboarding has largely gone virtual, work has mostly gone remote, and benefits enrollment season is undergoing a radical change, too.
Companies in 2020 have had to react quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic and managing a fully remote workforce. HR departments were asked to quickly create work-from-home (WFH) policies when none existed, as well as modify existing policies.
According to one expert, first impressions of your organization begin before a new hire comes on board, which means it’s time to rethink your onboarding process.
What is onboarding, and why is it important? Onboarding is the process of integrating new team members into a business with the goal of familiarizing them with the company, as well as expectations, processes, procedures, and guidelines. It may also include additional paperwork that needs to be completed before training begins to get new hires […]
Onboarding is a crucial part of the new hire process for any organization. Even seasoned industry experts can benefit from learning the rules, norms, culture, and processes of their new work home.
For some companies, hiring continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many needing to bring new employees physically onboard to serve customer or product development needs.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in March 2020 rose for the first time in years, signaling the end of the candidate-driven market and a turning point in the recruiting world.
Many companies use mentorship or “buddy” programs to help with onboarding efforts or as part of the employee development plan for the mentee or the junior person in the mentor/buddy relationship.
It’s hard enough finding new employees with the potential to excel in an organization’s work environment. But on top of the basic recruitment, employees also need to be trained and kept engaged to ensure they can perform to their full ability—and that they will remain productive.