In our blog series - Remote Recruitment Success Stories, we are talking to a variety of people working in marketing, digital and tech, that have experienced both sides of remote hiring and onboarding...to show that it is still possible in this current climate!
In this 4th blog, Faye Dixon (our very own Carrie Bradshaw!) interviewed a Social Media and Outreach Strategist that recently started her new job remotely.
As you were about to start a new role, within a new company, what were your first initial thoughts when the working from home announcement had been made?
Initially, I was pretty nervous when all the Coronavirus announcements were being made that my new company wouldn't want to still take me on or possibly push back my start date which would have left me in a vulnerable position with my former employer and financially. So when I reached out to them and they were still keen for me to start, I was really relieved.
As a new employee, how did the business adapt to on boarding you remotely and how has this been different to other processes?
I'm just at the end of my first week now and can honestly say they've made a huge effort to make me feel welcome and part of the team. I've had video calls with most of the people who I'll be working closely with and they've all put time aside to go through things with me and explain as much as possible. This is the first new role I've had in a while, so it's definitely been different starting a new job while sitting in my own house!