3 Tips to Successfully Onboard New Remote Employees

October 3rd, 2019

According to Toronto marketing recruiters, remote jobs are on the rise. Technology has enabled people to work from home and remotely. The marketing industry has taken full advantage of this. Considering the nature of careers and technology requirements, many marketing professionals can work full time outside of the office.

As a company, hiring remote workers can provide you with many benefits. You can cast a larger recruiting net, hire workers without worrying about location, operate lean, and build greater flexibility into your business structure.

However, the great concern with remote workers is the effect on communications and your relationship with your remote workers. Will they feel isolated? Can you effectively make them feel they are part of the team? Are you communicating effectively with them?

One of the keys to having a successful relationship with your remote workers is the onboarding process. Here, our Toronto marketing recruiters have provided some important tips to successfully onboard and integrate new remote employees to your company.

1. Have the Right Technology in Place

Toronto recruiters recommend providing modern technology to remote workers while on-boarding

Using the right software, apps, and technology is a key success factor for employing remote workers. Your remote employees need access to the same tools and resources as in-office employees. Make sure all new remote employees are provided access to technology from day one. Set up training sessions to ensure everything is working correctly.

2. Establish an Open Line of Communication

Communicate more with your remote team. In fact, it’s a good idea to over-communicate to some degree. Establish when, why, how, and how often you should communicate with your remote workers. Make sure remote employees are part of all team meetings, leverage instant messaging and social media to stay connected, and be available to them as much as possible.

3. Trust Them and Avoid Micromanaging

Trust your employees from day one. It can be easy to start questioning remote workers. Why didn’t they reply to my email right away? Just because they are out of the office doesn’t mean they are any different than your in-office employees. Set up work rules and guidelines for them to follow. Don’t get caught up in tracking hours; focus on tracking the completeness and quality of their work. Trust them to do the job.

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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Matthew Lester

Matthew knows that preparation breeds success, which is why finding employees who fit perfectly with a company’s goals and culture is the largest contributor to a company’s long term success. After spending 5 years working in executive search within the Financial Services & Insurance industries, Matthew dedicated himself to leading Canada's top entrepreneur focused recruitment team.

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