Starting a new job is a daunting – even stressful – experience at any given time. But if you're not able to enter an office and interact face-to-face with co-workers, it can make the onboarding process even more challenging. Author and businessman Laszlo Bock organized a webinar with organizational psychologist Leslie Caputo, as well as data scientist and recent hire, Mark Freeman, to discuss successful remote onboarding. New hires and managers can benefit from the best practices discussed.
New hires can contribute to the success of the onboarding process by asking questions and actively engaging in networking.
Remote onboarding can be challenging for employees for several reasons:
- Lack of a physical transition – As a new hire, you’ll still be working at the same desk as you did in your previous job.
- “Fear of being invisible” – As a new employee, you want to prove yourself to your new work colleagues, but nobody can see you work.
- “Impostor syndrome” – Working remotely can exacerbate your concern that you aren’t as competent as people think you are.
To be successful at your new job, you must be clear about your manager’s expectations and the qualities your new company prizes the most in an employee. Use one-on-ones with your manager to gain clarity on these questions. Furthermore, ...
About the Speakers
Laszlo Bock is an author and CEO of Humu where Leslie Caputo works as a people scientist and Mark Freeman is a data scientist.