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Our industry specialists will listen to your aspirations and share your story with New Zealand’s most prestigious organisations. Together, let’s write the next chapter of your career.

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How to support your remote hire

How can your new starter access the same level of support from home? In the Robert Walters remote onboarding series, we equip you with the toolset to make the shift to onboarding new talent remotely, overcoming the barriers that come with an absence of human, tangible interactions.

From checking in regularly, providing mentorship, to creating a safe space for honest and relaxed communication, you need to provide support in every sense to help your new recruit to reach that familiarity and level of comfort that organically occurs in an office environment. Take a look at our top tips to support your new hire remotely.

Check in regularly

One-to-one interactions are important to get a sense of how your new team member is feeling and put them in a positive mindset to tackle new tasks. Schedule regular morning meetings between your new hire and their line manager, whether that’s you or one of your direct reports, to provide clarity during their first week.

 

Having a point of contact on stand-by means your new starter can drop them a quick line without any reservation and get a faster response.

 

Assign a digital mentor

You might want to think about assigning a mentor or buddy in your team to support your new recruit during their first few months at the company. Set aside time for Q&A sessions and ask your new recruit to compile questions for their mentor during the call so they can support with introductory training and tasks.

Working in an office allows time for basic questions to be asked as they arise. A new starter may not feel comfortable with querying their line manager directly, fearing they will take up their time if the question is too trivial. Having a point of contact on stand-by means they can drop them a quick line without any reservation and get a faster response.

Be patient

Even if your new hire is accustomed to working remotely, a digital onboarding process will be navigating completely new territory for both managers and employees, so errors and miscommunications are to be expected during the first few weeks. Where a new employee may go wrong, be understanding and ensure they have the support to overcome and learn from any errors.

Get to know them

The most prevalent challenges for remote workers are isolation, loneliness and lack of facetime with co-workers. New employees especially are likely to suffer from this, so make sure the induction includes plenty of time for the new recruit to get to know the rest of the team, and vice-versa.

Prioritise their wellbeing

Your new starter will want to impress and overwork to let their employer know they can be trusted, resulting in the potential to work after hours and be at risk of burn-out. Make sure you instil the importance of unplugging and maintaining work-life balance from the outset. Share how you personally structure your day so your new hire follows suit.

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