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interacting-with newly-onboarded-REMOTE-employees

 

The pandemic has essentially modified the method firms work. Before the pandemic, remote work was a rare concept; suddenly, all workers were forced to figure from home. It’s revolutionized the way companies hire, retain, and communicate with new and existing employees.

 

Here are RECO’s recommended ways to interact with newly remote employees in your company:

1. Plan the onboarding process

 Designing a cohesive onboarding process helps employees align with the organization’s culture, vision, and mission. Along the way, they can connect with team members and supervisors, which are often lacking when working remotely. Getting familiar with new employees and assigning them a mentor can help them instantly become part of the team.

2. Set up recurring video calls

While email is a formal method of communication, it is often misleading, indifferent, and distorts the nature of the conversation. Instead of email, video calls are the primary method of communication to ensure new employees are not overwhelmed with information. Video calls are a great way to connect with new hires personally. While you can’t meet or connect online, video calls are helpful for non-verbal communication and connecting with them.

3. Receive feedback

To make new hires feel valued, take regular virtual surveys to get feedback on their experience, teamwork, job roles and ideas for improvement. Create an anonymous questionnaire and encourage them to respond without fear of being judged or fired. These feedback forms help strengthen company culture and make employees feel valued.

4. Conversations can take place outside of work

No face-to-face or meet-ups limit face-to-face introductions. As a manager, try to have conversations with new employees outside of work and learn who they are. Establish frequent touchpoints with them and encourage mutual understanding in a flexible and open manner. Be careful not to cross the line and invade their personal space.

5. Motivating employees plays a key role in a company's success.

Employee motivation plays a key role in a company’s success. When employees are motivated, they do their best for the team and increase team productivity. They look forward to their work and contribute to the company’s success. Some great ways to motivate new employees are: 

  • Welcome gifts or treat 
  • Assign a mentor or work friend 
  • Innovative incentives (like a free Netflix subscription) 
  • Ongoing constructive feedback 
  • Virtual Team Building Activities 
  • Daily check-in 
  • Inspirational quotes 
  • Virtual dance or awards show 
  • Virtual break 
  • Online board game 
  • Film screenings in teams 
  • Book club. 
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interacting-with newly-onboarded-REMOTE-employees

6. Recognise their efforts.

Most personnel have excessive regard for popularity and appreciation from their group members. Awards like worker of the month, thanking them on on line calls, and sending a congratulatory email are all powerful in boosting their morale. Recognise their paintings frequently as opposed to ready until the give up of the zone or the year. It is all approximately trivial things.

7. Pay attention to non-verbal communication.

Imagine feeling lost but afraid to ask for help. When working remotely, new employees may not be able to call for help if they are stuck. So it’s important to understand what they’re not saying by listening for nonverbal cues. Has an employee suddenly gone silent during meetings? This could be a sign that they are dealing with an internal struggle. Communicate and try to understand what is bothering them. 

8. Organize leisure activities.

With virtual work, the work-life balance has taken a back seat. Sufficient rest.This could deal a serious blow to your sanity and productivity. Host fun activities like virtual parties, game nights, or just a virtual movie night. This will not only refresh them but also make them feel valued. way!

9. Empower new employees.

Companies often take the time to trust new employees and allow them to make their own decisions. You have to work harder to be heard and trusted. When working remotely, that trust is harder to earn. It is therefore important to empower new employees. to present their ideas, make their decisions and state their points of view. When they feel valued and become an integral part of the team, they are more likely to stay with the company.

Motivated and engaged employees are proven to be more productive, meet deadlines and produce quality work. They tend to stay with the company for a long time. Beyond webinars, virtual conferences and online communication, the right communication and support for your new remote team is crucial. Creating meaningful connections for employees strengthens collaboration and a productive work environment that benefits everyone. Therefore it is important forCompanies deal with newly hired remote employees at an early stage. When companies are struggling to get in touch with them,  it can be good to seek advice from HR  to address any concerns so the overall team dynamic is fully streamlined.

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