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Enhancing the journey from onboarding to new hire experiences in a virtual world

Beginning a new job can be scary during normal times, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, interviewing, hiring and onboarding with a company became a new experience for everyone. It was quickly apparent to the talent professionals at Zotec Partners we needed to evaluate our traditional onboarding practices to create innovative virtual ways to welcome new team members and create a stronger sense of belonging on our team, while managing uncertain business disruptions and change.

For Zotec’s people and culture team, the migration of team members into remote roles was the catalyst to think differently and explore new possibilities of an augmented onboarding experience and new team engagement. The first day is critical and we want our new team members to feel excited and supported as they begin their careers with us. With that in mind, we launched the redesign of our traditional New Employee Orientation program to enhance, advance and transform our onboarding approach to include bold, welcoming and high-impact features to wow our incoming team members.

By Sheila Stern – Zotec Partners, VP of Learning and Talent Development