Facing a virtual onboarding process? Don’t panic.

Two onboardees. Two locations. One experience.

Tamara: Professional. Unsophisticated. And human. This was my first impression of Reload HR during the recruiting process. And now I was curious to see if my impression was right. But how do you create a personal onboarding process without personal contact? Spoiler alert: Reload HR has it all.

Monday morning. I’m sitting in front of my notebook studying my weekly schedule, which I have already received in advance. So I know exactly what to expect. My first week is filled with meetings to get to know the team, company structure, current project situation and so on. I can smell the fresh cup of coffee next to me and I start staring out the window front. Guess what I see: To the left the mountains and straight ahead a forest, although I actually live in Hamburg. You have never seen such a destination in Hamburg before? You’re absolutely right. Welcome to the Austrian Alps. However, I have spontaneously changed my whereabout for the time of the lockdown. No problem for Reload HR. And then it's time: 10 o'clock. The first team introduction meeting – what a warm welcome. And less than 36 hours later I already know the whole team. And I already feel like I'm part of it. Somehow crazy.

The great thing about the onboarding process at Reload HR? The whole team feels responsible for your onboarding. You're not just a new employee. It's important to everyone that you quickly become part of the Reload HR family.

Felix: Same time but about 600 kilometers away in difference and altitude. The city center of Cologne has awake for two hours now, which is clearly noticeable in the squeaking of the streetcars and the buzzing passers-by. Just like Tamara, I felt well picked up even before the first day of work and therefore knew what to expect in the first week of appointments. Nevertheless, I was naturally excited and wondered how Reload HR was going to handle the onboarding process. I mean, until then I only knew only two faces from the ten-strong team from the first interview and was curious how the team spirit would be awakened despite the long distances. But it was really super easy and fast. In casual conversations with Tamara, I was able to get to know all the team members, gain a personal impression and ask questions that had not been answered yet. Now, after our first week, we both have the impression that we are fully involved and that we don't see any disadvantages compared to face-to-face onboarding.

To sum it up: Ten employees at ten different locations, yet one team and one mindset! So if you are facing a virtual onboarding process in the future, we think you have nothing to fear. But the whole thing will only work if the right team is behind it.

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