Companies’ recruitment processes have moved online due to the unexpected COVID-19 outbreak. As organizations around the world acted immediately according to the health advice given by governments and health associations, in-person interviews and onboarding processes are taking a new form – a complete shift to virtual platforms.
The offices might be closed, but organisations cannot afford to be passive and not hire the people they need. Being able to make hiring decisions digitally and successfully implementing digital onboarding is integral for the future of businesses. This article explains some of the challenges that arise during that process and how to solve them.
Moving your processes to digital platforms by leveraging technology and using communication tools is a solution for not keeping your company at a pause. It is of extreme importance that companies are agile and cautions when recruiting.
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Execute a complete shift to a digital onboarding process, where new employees receive everything logistically needed at home and instructions for their digital onboarding. All documents can be emailed, all needed technology can be sent at your new hire’s home, and you can always be in touch by one-on-one video calls and video conferencing. The tech industry, for example, is already facing a demand for a new workforce and taking the necessary actions to satiate the hunger for new talent.
The fundamentals of a successful onboarding process is the need to make it feel seamless to your new hire. This requires extensive planning and coordination with various people within the company and their schedules. This is challenging enough when you are welcoming a new team member in your office, so when you do it digitally you need to take a step further. The more you do in advance, the better. Shipping out the hardware before the new hire’s start date and having all systems set up is a must!
It is important to connect with your new hire immediately after signing a contract. Creating a feeling of belonging way before their start day in the stage of Preboarding can contribute to their decision to stick in the company for the long-term.
The first impression your new hire gets is very important. Giving a warm welcome and creating a good feeling is found to affect 90% of employees’ decision on whether they are going to stay in the company. Little things like sending them a care-package and showing involvement by frequent video calls can be a game-changer. Your goal should be to over-communicate and to eliminate the feeling of isolation within your new hires.
First Month – Orientation
Companies are still able to proceed with their hiring needs and processes by adopting a digital approach. Businesses need to adjust and become comfortable with hiring digitally and provide a warm and engaging welcoming to their new hires. This possible with the right amount of planning, coordination, and digital communication tools.
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