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3 Steps for Onboarding Remote and In-Person Employees That Make Your Hybrid Team More Collaborative

Posted on October 18th, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

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The future of work is hybrid. In fact, Gartner notes that 48 percent of the workforce will likely work fully or partially remotely after the pandemic, and employees now demand flexible schedules. Bloomberg also reports that 39 percent of people surveyed in May 2021 said they would quit their jobs if their employers didn’t provide remote work options.

Even though flexible hybrid workplaces will be mainstays for companies going forward, there are still some growing pains to work through — especially when it comes to creating an onboarding process for remote and on-site employees that encourages hybrid collaboration and makes all hires feel comfortable regardless of their location. New remote hires can easily feel isolated from in-person and even other remote employees, which can result in a lack of communication and collaboration among teams.

In light of this, my team set about creating an onboarding process for remote employees that would help new workers find their rhythm and encourage meaningful contributions as quickly as possible.


Read the full guest-contributed article in Entrepreneur for 3 steps to onboard remote and in-person employees and make hybrid teams more collaborative.


Written by: Danielle Itani, Director of Marketing, Strategy

Danielle Itani is the director of marketing and strategy at Innovative Employee Solutions (IES), a leading global employer of record in more than 150 countries that specializes in payrolling and contractor management services for today’s contingent workforce. Founded in 1974 in San Diego, IES has grown into one of the city’s largest women-owned businesses and has been named one of the city’s “Best Places to Work” for more than 10 years in a row.

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