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September 10, 2021
Onboarding isn't a one-off thing.
It's the process of integrating (new and old) employees into a new environment. This environment is defined by features like people, culture, tools, and information. And these features change all the time.
So don't stop at onboarding new hires.
(Re)onboard returning parents, newly promoted managers, onsite employees who started off remotely, hybrid employees who started onsite, and so on. In 2021, everyone needs some form of onboarding!
The best place to start: Run internal surveys. Analyze incoming questions. Just check in with people. Monitoring the employee experience will reveal which onboarding programs need improvements – or might be missing altogether.
All the best,
Maresch from Back
All the best,
Alex from Back
Best practices for onboarding in a hybrid workplace
According to one study, 69% of employees said they were more likely to remain at a company for three years if they had a great onboarding experience. But what is the best way for People teams to set up their onboarding processes in a hybrid work environment? Part two of our series on employee experience for hybrid workplaces is now live. Back's talent acquisition expert Joanne Kim will walk you through hybrid onboarding best practices.
Return-to-work policies can retain employees – or scare them away. JotForm founder Aytekin Tank's advice is to give people ample time, have an open dialogue, and regularly revisit policies. [Fast Company]
Formal "returnship" programs are becoming more popular. What do you need to make them work? A executive champion, visible success stories, and a catchy name, among other things. [HBR]
These are the best companies for remote workers. Quartz's list includes the top three large companies (Workato, Harness, Wizeline) and the top three SMEs (Loom, Remote, Launch Potato). [Quartz]
It's never too late to change your company culture, and the wrong culture could have real consequences. Unleashed suggests these 3 steps: (Re)define what great looks like, review your people practices, and “be the change you want to see”. [Unleashed]
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🇺🇸 Onboarding Experience Partner at MainStreet (Remote)
🇺🇸 Planning & Operations Manager, People Team at Convoy (Seattle)
🇩🇪 VP of People and Organisational Development at Taxfix (Berlin)
🇩🇪 Senior People Operations Manager at SoundCloud (Berlin)
🇩🇪 Director Of People Operations at Infarm (Berlin/Remote)
🇩🇪 Senior People Operations Manager at Urban Sports Club (Berlin)
🇨🇭 Employee Support Lead at Frontify (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
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