We have had many people who we secured jobs for this year start, virtually, here is what we think works best:

  • Have a virtual "welcoming" event: Here, your candidate can meet the team, connect and learn more about the company's vision and goals.

  • Assign a virtual mentor: Stats have shown that companies have higher retention rates when they connect employees with mentors.

  • Have a digital knowledge base: There should be a digital location where your new hires can find company policy and HR-related information.

  • Update on what needs their attention: Where should they start? What projects they need to address? Tell them how they fit into the company.

  • Provide documentation: Ensure they have access to things like passwords, apps, and cloud-based docs.

  • Onboarding should not be a one-day or one-week event. Some data has shown that effective onboarding should take six months to a year.

Virtual hiring practices due to COVID-19 are going to be a mainstay.

The quicker your team adjust to this landscape, the easier it will be to find the best fit for your current and future open positions.