As working from anywhere becomes the new normal, employee engagement from day one is absolutely critical for identifying, hiring and retaining the best talent from around the world. Effective communication is critical to productivity, collaboration, and agility. However, the way we communicate—the channels, modes, and methods—have to evolve alongside our work environment to meet the needs of the modern work era.
With distributed teams, it is critical companies rethink their investment in and approach to an employee’s first few days and weeks at the company. Building a strong onboarding process builds better connections in remote and distributed environments, allowing employees to build strong bonds from the start and retaining the best remote talent around the world. Creating intentional opportunities for connection and cohesion impacts employee output, engagement, and morale.