Covid-19 has created a paradigm shift in how (and where) people work. When the reality of the pandemic hit, 88% of organizations encouraged employees to work from home. And of employers who did not have work-from-home protocols in place, 67% took steps to make that happen.
But it is one thing to transition from the office to your home, and an entirely different experience to start a brand-new job working remote.
Here are three key tips to surviving your first week at a new job working remote, along with some helpful suggestions for managers overseeing the onboarding process.
Manager Tip. If your company does not have training and onboarding materials in place, that is something you should seriously consider in this remote-work age. Also, make sure your new worker has the necessary info for tech support, or else you will be fielding those questions for the first few weeks.
Manager Tip. Be sure to introduce any new hires to your team. Consider holding a video call introducing everyone. Go the extra step by explaining roles so your new hire understands everyone’s responsibilities.
Manager Tip: Consider daily check-ins for the first week until your new hire gets adjusted. This will help you manage their onboarding, productivity, and workload. Once you both reach a point where you are a little more comfortable, you can ease back and create a more regular check-in schedule.