Individuals lucky enough to have landed a job in these challenging times frequently find themselves feeling anxious isolated when first getting on board during a virtual workplace. In an August article in the New York Times by Allie Pogrob, she draws on the advice of various career consultants to guide newcomers.
Zena Everett: Before the pandemic, you could take your time settling in. Now it’s imperative that you hit the ground running.
Adunola Adesshola: Check with your organization to find out what management is doing to help new hires prove successful during the pandemic.
Sherry Sims: Identify the organization’s preferred communication tools, such as Skype, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams/
Lisa Jacobson: On day 1, find out how your direct report prefers to communicate.
By following these guidelines, you can better acclimate yourself during the onboarding process.