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Interviewing candidates online and virtual on boarding new employees is the new normal for a lot of businesses right now.
Preparing for an online interview takes a lot more time than you would think, here are some key points to help you prepare:
Conducting an online interview? Here are some top tips:
At Hart Recruitment we carry out key skills assessments (including Word, Excel, Literacy and Data Entry) with all of our candidates when they register with us, we can also tailor them to your requirements where required. This means that we are able to ensure their ability for what particular skills you require are met and these results can be sent across to you prior to interview.
On boarding new employees
Preparation is key
First of all, ensure new hires have the correct equipment and software available to them from their first day. It is important to ensure the right tools and systems have been set up for them, they will also need to be provided with log in details including email address and passwords. This may also be available to them by visiting the office personally if able to at a social distance on their first day before they work from home.
You could even send them a welcome care package which will make them feel excited about their first day in their new job – this could include a laptop and mobile if needed, notepad, pen and mug for their morning coffee (maybe even some sweet treats or biscuits!).
This will highlight to your new employee that you have put time and effort to prepare for them to join your team.
Look over your normal induction process as to what it would be in the office and modify the content slightly to for this accessible online and also by conducting this via Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams. By having regular or daily video calls as a team or on a 1:1 basis, this will begin to build a rapport between you as a Line Manager but also as a team.
Set out a daily on boarding schedule for new employees during their first week
Discuss what training and e-learning will available for their job role and when this will be taking place. Ensure their induction is as interactive as possible as starting a new job is quite a nerve wracking experience, especially if the new employee has been in their previous job for many years.
Planning the first few weeks
You will need to have a clear work schedule in place for a new employee as you want to ensure they are not sat at home wondering what their first few weeks of work will consist of.
Set clear expectations from day one and check in regularly with your new hire by having daily catch up or virtual video calls
At Hart Training and Recruitment we are here to support you through this time of change.
We have a range of online solutions to help you and your people transition to leading your teams remotely and working productively from home. Click the link to explore how Hart Recruitment can support you – https://www.hartrecruitment.co.uk/online-training/
To book a 30 minute 1:1 and discuss training or our tips on virtual interviewing and on boarding in more detail with our Managing Director Phillippa Hart, call us on 0121 360 6000.