Onboarding Staff Remotely Has Unique Challenges
The world has seen a dramatic shift in 2020 from established office life to the majority of professionals working from home. While completely unexpected and unplanned for, this shift has revealed a number of significant benefits that now have many businesses considering making the change permanent. Employers are realizing that they can significantly reduce overhead costs and are no longer geographically limited in their hiring choices.
Some of the greatest benefits are for employees who are reclaiming time and money from their commutes. Research from McCrindle shows that 65% of Australians who worked from home through COVID-19 reported a better work/life balance, and over half felt their productivity had improved. A full 88% said that working from home was here to stay.
Many businesses are also adopting a hybrid approach to capitalize on work-from-home advantages and mitigating the disadvantages. The hot desk is ready to make a comeback as businesses offer smaller, flexible office spaces for team members to drop in one or two days a week.
If you’re thinking of adopting a fully remote or hybrid workforce, you’ll need to reconsider how you onboard future employees. That’s why…