A remote onboarding checklist

April 8, 2020

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

☐  Congrats email

☐  Fun facts survey questionnaire

☐  Ship new hire package (laptop, swag, favorite candy)

☐  Remind teammates to send welcome messages

Around their first day

☐  Assign onboarding buddy, schedule one-on-one call

☐  Schedule daily check-ins with manager for the first week

☐  First day email

☐  Schedule first day team lunch call

☐  Schedule one-on-one calls with teammates

On their first day

☐  Email & Slack messages introducing new hire to team

☐  Orientation sessions with company leaders

☐  Share remote working tips and best practices

☐  Fun async games on Slack (like two truths & a lie)

☐  First day recap email and slack messages

First week

☐  Virtual happy hour (early enough in the day to be within work hours)

☐  Brainstorm 30/60/90 day plan with manager

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