Quick Job Application
In a rush? Simply drop off your CV by clicking on the button to your right, and we'll get in contact if we have a suitable vacancy.
A guide to remote on-boarding – What companies need to know
There are many reasons you may be looking to welcome a new member of the team remotely, whether that be due to Coronavirus restrictions, or simply having to branch out further afield to find the right person for the role. Whatever the situation, remote on-boarding is becoming an increasing demand in the workplace, and we’re here to advise you on how to prepare, and ensure new employee(s) receive a warm welcome, even if it can’t be face to face.
- Be prepared for their virtual arrival well in advance
Inarguably, you need the best manpower to ensure your business achieves its goals, and in order to produce great results, your employees need the right equipment for the job. In order to get your new employee ready to hit the ground running, make sure you organize for laptops/computers, a mouse, keyboard, headset if necessary are all shipped out to them ahead of their start date. Ensure your IT team have set up a work email address and direct dial, and ensure communication is sent to all your staff to make them aware of their new colleague. It may also be beneficial for a member of your IT team to arrange a phone call to go through setting their system up ahead of their start date and to iron out any kinks that may come up.
- Set-up a virtual team meeting
This is a bit of a no-brainer. Many companies use the likes of Zoom, Google Teams, or Skype to host weekly team catchups and this is a fantastic way to introduce everyone and touch base on company happenings. This will help put faces to names and allow your newest teammate to get to know who plays what role within the business. Within any role and business, human interaction is the key to success, especially given the current situation, so make the most of it, even if it is a quick 10 minutes on a Monday morning.
- Communication is key
Starting a new job can be daunting at the best of times, so joining a business under such strange circumstances can quite easily, and understandably be overwhelming. A good way to ensure your new employee feels welcome and has adjusted well to their new role is to set up short meetings with various members of each department. At First Recruitment Group, each new starter to the business does exactly this to get to know their peers. It would also no doubt be appreciated to book in a catchup after their first week just to check in and see how they’re getting on, if they have any questions etc.
- Cover the legalities
As with any new start, HR has a responsibility to ensure nothing is missed during the on-boarding process, and regardless of the fact the majority of us are working from home, we must still ensure we cover all bases with new hires. Ensure your new employee signs any paperwork, contract, policies etc before starting. By sending any forms that need completing before their start date, they can get off to a flying start on their first day and won’t be held back by admin work.
- Send a welcome gift
It may seem a little irrelevant, but in times such as these, a small gift goes a long way. As a worldwide community, we’ve learned to appreciate the smaller things in life over the last few months, and so a simple box of chocolates, personalised mug, or even a quick video message of your employees collectively welcoming them to the business. These kinds of videos have become increasingly popular in everyday situations lately, and the response has been incredible.
We hope these tips help you with your on-boarding process. Are you looking for a recruitment agency who can take ownership of recruiting the best candidates to suit your needs? Here at First Recruitment Group, we can take care of all the hard work for you, so you can sit back, relax and look forward to welcoming your team member. Get in touch with our team today on +44(0)1925 907000 or email email@example.com to see how we can help you.
“We have required a number of Quality Assurance/Quality Control candidates within the Nuclear Industry. Since early 2016 First Recruitment Group have provided a number of QA/QC professionals in locations across the UK.
“We have been very pleased with both the quality of supply and the customer service demonstrated and will continue to use their professional services in the future.”
“I have worked with First Recruitment Group as my partner of choice across a number of large and challenging Oil & Gas projects internationally over recent years.
“First are a high performing business who are built on credibility, honesty, expertise.
“As we push the frontiers of projects and move in to more and more challenging and locations, First will continue to be my partner of choice to help us deliver our projects with confidence.”
"I have had the pleasure of working with First Recruitment Group over recent years and we have formed a great working relationship. Their understanding of our exacting requirements is outstanding.
"The First team are highly experienced and knowledgeable across the recruitment spectrum and operate in the manner you would expect of a professional outfit of their stature. Their attention to detail and approach is faultless and their commitment and drive has helped our business with unique, complex and difficult recruitment requirements.
"Sarah, our Account Manager, is an incisive thinker as well as hardworking, diligent and reliable and has an extremely helpful and flexible approach to her work. This reflects in her team and with their ability to communicate at all levels in an honest and trusted consultative manner and gives us great faith in their ability to identify candidates who can help us to drive forward and achieve our business goals.
"I have no hesitation in recommending First as a recruitment partner and feel they would be worthy of selection for any engineering or manufacturing business looking for an intelligent and innovative solution."
“There is nothing negative about the service that we’ve received from First. Without fail they have produced positive feedback. The fact that they have placed a diverse range of skills from PA's to Engineers, just goes to show that they have the core skills, intelligence, and initiative that make them great recruiters, and preferred partners.”
"It’s great to work with a recruitment agency we trust. The team at First Recruitment Group are friendly and straight talking and they continue to provide an excellent service. We’re proud to still be working with them after 20 years."
Simon Carves Engineering Ltd