Recruiting and on-boarding new employees in a remote workplace

Since the nationwide implementation of social distancing measures put in place to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, many companies have shifted to operating a remote workforce. Since mid-February, Forbes reports that almost half of all American companies have asked their employees to work from home. For many business leaders, this has resulted in major disruptions to daily operations, and the process of recruiting and onboarding poses particular challenges.

Attracting new employees to your business, helping them acclimate to and feel welcome in your company’s culture, and setting professional expectations for their new work environment are critical components of establishing a positive professional relationship and enhancing the “employee experience” for newly acquired talent. But how do you successfully pull this off in a remote work environment? In this blog post, we’ll discuss tips for recruiting and onboarding new employees remotely, and get some personal perspective from Camille, one of our new team members who just went through the process herself.


In the immediate aftermath of the coronavirus, candidates are now looking at how companies are handling the current situation and their company culture more than ever. The majority of candidates are asking questions related to this during the recruiting process. It is important for companies to have clear communication about what steps they are taking to ensure the safety of their employees. Given the current state, your company may want to consider adding a screening question before interviewing a potential candidate about their work from home capability.


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