It can be easy for hires to feel disconnected in a remote environment, especially if they are new and still learning the company culture. To support new employees, be sure to check in on them regularly.
You don't have to message them constantly, but consider scheduling a few one-on-one meetings during the first few weeks – even just 10 minute meetings can be sufficient. This time can be used to address challenges and provide clarification.
Also, make sure that you can be easily reached through your company's messaging tool. As the employee progresses through the onboarding process
, they may have quick questions or need help accessing resources. This is a great way to provide timely support.
Additionally, unlike video calls, messaging platforms can provide the added benefit of permanency. Employees might find it helpful to revisit past conversations to obtain information.