Throughout the pandemic, our campus quickly shifted to onboarding our new employees remotely. Many of these new employees may not have met their fellow team members in person or not yet settled into their on-campus office space.
Now as many of us make the transition back to campus, we do have the opportunity to re-onboard those employees in order to help create a positive employee experience. These employees may include those who started just before the pandemic.
Here are some great tips from the Harvard Business Review on how you can welcome your new employees as you bring your team back together.
Allow remote hires to bond as a cohort. This group shares a common, distinctive experience — starting a new job during what is, hopefully, a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic.
Be thoughtful. Make an extra effort to help these employees feel particularly welcome, as if it’s their first day at the office — because it is!
Create informal team building opportunities. Creating opportunities for people to get to know each other better will help all employees to reconnect after being remote for over a year.
Read the entire Harvard Business Journal article for more tips.
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