A remote onboarding checklist

April 8, 2020
Updated

We've already shared our Remote onboarding tips for staying human, so check that out if you haven't read it yet, but here's just a simple checklist you can use to make sure you're being thoughtful and empathetic as you onboard remote new hires at your company.

Before they start

‚ėź ¬†Congrats email

‚ėź ¬†Fun facts survey questionnaire

‚ėź ¬†Ship new hire package (laptop, swag, favorite candy)

‚ėź ¬†Remind teammates to send welcome messages

Around their first day

‚ėź ¬†Assign onboarding buddy, schedule one-on-one call

‚ėź ¬†Schedule daily check-ins with manager for the first week

‚ėź ¬†First day email

‚ėź ¬†Schedule first day team lunch call

‚ėź ¬†Schedule one-on-one calls with teammates

On their first day

‚ėź ¬†Email & Slack messages introducing new hire to team

‚ėź ¬†Orientation sessions with company leaders

‚ėź ¬†Share remote working tips and best practices

‚ėź ¬†Fun async games on Slack (like two truths & a lie)

‚ėź ¬†First day recap email and slack messages

First week

‚ėź ¬†Virtual happy hour (early enough in the day to be within work hours)

‚ėź ¬†Brainstorm 30/60/90 day plan with manager

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