Retaining your remote team members after they join your team.
Hiring is only half of the equation when building your remote team. The other half is increasing the likelihood that your new team members will stay and setting them up for success through remote onboarding.
On someone’s first day at the office, you can greet them in the morning with a welcome package in hand. You’ll show them to their desk, introduce them to everyone, set up a meeting, and explain the training process. At noon you’ll swing by their desk, tell them to stop working and come grab lunch with the team. This constant and intentional contact over the upcoming weeks will help them get familiarized with the company, the work they’ll be doing, and who they’ll be doing it with.
Onboarding on a remote team is different. It’s often done virtually: an introductory handshake becomes an introductory message and a welcome lunch becomes asynchronous greetings that might span several days across multiple time zones. Mastering remote onboarding is crucial and will ensure new team team members to thrive in their role.