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5 Best Practices for Onboarding Remote Employees

07 Jul 2020

5 best practices for onboarding remote employees

As many businesses continue to operate from home, onboarding remote employees has become the new norm for many organisations.

Thanks to the invention of Microsoft Teams, companies can now hire employees without the need to be in the office. 

But what may seem like a great idea can come with its own set of challenges.

In this blog post we have put together 5 best practices for onboarding remote employees that will help your business deliver optimal results.

1) Organise the onboarding process

You don’t have to be a scientist to know the amount of benefits that organisation can bring to your business. 

That’s why, it’s essential to create a detailed document outlining the onboarding process for new employees. 

Not only will this help you to remain organised, but it can be used to evaluate how new employees found the onboarding process and can be adjusted accordingly. 

A document management system like docCentrum is a great way to help you organise your onboarding process by providing your company with a space to store and edit important files and documents. 

2) Welcome your new employee

Just because your new employee isn’t working from the office, doesn’t mean you should treat their first day any differently.

Providing your new employee with face to face contact is essential for building strong relationships and learning more about the person you’re meeting. 

Implementing an intranet like Mercury can help solve this problem by providing your new employee with all of the resources they need when joining the team. Because Mercury can be integrated with apps like Microsoft Teams, you can easily arrange face to face contact over video call to welcome them on their first day.

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3) Introduce them to the team

Walking around the office and talking to colleagues is something remote employees are unable to experience. That’s why it’s important that your onboarding process allows new employees to experience an office environment virtually, regardless of where they’re located. 

Having an intranet like Mercury can help you create this experience by providing employees with a digital workplace solution to communicate and collaborate. Easily schedule team meetings, video calls through Microsoft Teams and share and collaborate on important projects – it’s just like being in the office!


4) Project your company culture

When your employees work remotely, you may find it more difficult to instil your corporate company culture within your employees. But this is an important process that should not be ignored.

But how can you virtually implant your company culture?

Mercury intranet gives your company the flexibility to create a pixel perfect, digital, brand and customise your intranet. If you’re looking for a way to reinforce your company values and messages, then implementing Mercury intranet is the perfect way to do it.


5) Make sure your new employees know how to use your communication platforms

If your team is now working remotely, then making sure your new employees are familiar with all business channels of communication is essential if you want a smooth onboarding process. 

Intranets like Mercury streamline all communications in one place so that your new employees can easily connect with any member of the team. This makes the onboarding process stress free for both the employee and management.

Make your remote onboarding process stress free

If you would like to learn more about Mercury intranet and how it can help your onboarding process then download our free guide.

Where to next? Read how to improve internal communication at work.

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