Beyond the Zoom Wave: How to Virtually Onboard New Employees and Create Belonging
December 18, 2020
For employee experience champions, 2020 is the Great Experiment. Or shall we say experiments? Engaging employees during a pandemic that has forced employees to work at a distance is pushing employers to try new tactics and approaches.
You try things. You adapt when they don’t work.
That was the case for Paige Erickson, people operations manager at fintech company Branch. Her company originally replaced regular in-office happy hours and coffee breaks with video calls inviting the whole company. “We tried it,” she said. “It didn’t work.”
Instead, her company shifted to a model of virtual employee gatherings and activities tied to specific milestones.
You can read how in the full Reworked article here.
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