Effective Remote Onboarding for Highest retention rate during COVID-19 Pandemic
Some companies have stayed calm in response to the coronavirus outbreak like cutting costs and employee layoffs and other companies having no choice but to speed up and accelerate remote onboarding efforts to meet consumer and market demands even during the global pandemic.
Industries like Automotive, Pharma, IT, and Construction – have had to quickly recruit many new employees, as these industries will grow rapidly post coronavirus outbreak.
This rapid recruitment requires a new approach to remote onboarding – Focus on employee skill and leveraging them if operating remotely.
Recent Researches had shown that a pleasant remote onboarding experience improves employee retention by 90%.
The question is, what makes a better onboarding experience?
In my current company charter global, onboarding was done over a period of several weeks of training. We learned what to expect on the job as well as Charter Global history and traditions. The goal here is to know better about the company and also to share meaningful insights into the new hires on how our company performs and what exactly they need to perform to improve the things better.
The First Impression of the onboarding experience
Onboarding has three objectives:
- To inform
- To welcome
- To guide new employees.
By focusing on these goals, you can help ensure that your onboarding program is consistently effective. If these goals seem fundamental, they are because. The best way to create an effective remote onboarding experience is to start with a solid first impression.
At our organization, we do engage our new hires with engaging content like a short video on what they have to work for the next 1 year and what could be the expectations from the senior management and so on.
We believe that one way to engage learners is to use video, which can improve engagement rates when following these best practices:
- Keep each video short – no more than five minutes.
- Keep content fresh (including visuals and cast).
- Make sure practitioners can download and play video without buffer.
Onboarding for Remote Teams during corona pandemic
Even when you and your new hires work remotely, there are ways to keep your remote onboarding on track. By incorporating the above engaging things into our approach, we’ll deliver the best experience for our new hires, help them succeed throughout their careers, and drive better results for our organization.
Digitizing the onboarding experience
In an effort to modernize employee onboarding, we began to digitize our onboarding programs during the epidemic. Digital removes paper from the onboarding process and streamlines the experience through online portals or other technologies that usually add structure and provide useful data, while at the same time guiding new hires themselves through tasks.
We at charter global, always adopt the latest trends in sourcing our top-notch resources to place them with top companies and not just remote onboarding, we properly understand the current trends in every industry, technology & skills and move ahead.