We can hardly believe that it's already September, and unfortunately, COVID-19 has shown no signs of slowing down just yet. This poses a lot of challenges for organisations who are still working remotely, especially those who are in the process of hiring new employees. This idea was highlighted by Sally Stetson, co-founder and principal at Salveson Steston Group:
"Hiring and onboarding new employees completely virtually is a new concept for most employers. A lot of companies are trying to figure it out."
But why does that matter? Well, having a smooth on-boarding process is critical for your company, whether it's virtual or in-person, so much so that studies have shown 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years or more if they have a positive first six months on the job.
This means that getting it right now could determine the success of your business 6 months down the line. As many workers may be working from home for the foreseeable future (without meeting anyone during the recruiting progress), you must consider adapting your on-boarding process completely virtually. You may be wondering—how can a virtual on-boarding experience be as valuable or rewarding for my new hires?
Through sophisticated virtual gamification solutions, you can completely digitise your company's traditional process, and boast a highly immersive, engaging and effective experience for your new hires. For example, you could start your process by looking at the major areas, such as:
- Meeting & greeting with your company's leadership team
- Familiarising new hires to your organisation's story, culture, values
- Completion of general formalities and standard operating procedures
If you want to find out more about Virtual Onboarding and how it can be a quick solution for onboarding your new hires virtually, you can contact one of our friendly advisors who will explain the process in a little more detail.