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How to Onboard a Remote Employee

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team

Onboarding sets the tone for the entire employment relationship. An organized, pleasant onboarding experience starts the relationship off on the right foot and gives new hires a positive first impression, while a poorly managed onboarding process can harm engagement and retention. But when onboarding must occur remotely, a unique set of challenges complicates the process.

This guide provides the steps an employer should follow to onboard a remote employee and set the employee up for a successful long-term relationship with the organization.