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How to Onboard Graduate Employees Remotely

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TYNE AND WEAR, U.K. - Amzeal -- New graduates are preparing to enter the world of post-graduate employment for the first time. But, unlike previous years, they're doing it in unique circumstances. Not only did many spend their final months of university learning remotely, but they also now face the prospect of being remotely trained and integrated into their new workplace. This has resulted in 82% of 2020 graduates feeling disconnected from employers and 83% lacking in motivation, according to a survey by Prospects (https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-exper...).

One upside is that with each new cohort of graduates comes a better understanding of technology. They've grown up with technology, using it daily throughout their lives. In fact, the current crops of Generation Z university-leavers are commonly known as "digital natives". They're at the forefront of new tech, with the latest smartphones and tablets. Digital isn't new to them. Despite this, the prospect of beginning their chosen career remotely may still be a daunting one.

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Equally, integrating new employees into your business remotely presents challenges. If you train graduates by having them shadow senior employees in the office or on-site, that might not be possible. Here, digital signage solutions (https://www.exterity.com/solutions/digital-signage) specialist Exterity delves into how you can use digital training methods to ensure you can onboard graduate employees easily.

Remote inductions

Most new employees will have a schedule of inductions with their manager, team, and various departments in your business. This gives them a full picture of what your business, and each department, does. Even if your graduate employee has secured a role in marketing, knowing what the finance team does will allow them to understand how teams work together.

For office-based graduate employees, there's an easy path to digital induction. Tools like Microsoft Teams or Zoom offer a simple way to organise remote introductions and training. After all, it's likely that your graduate employees are already familiar with these tools – between February and June 2020, Microsoft Teams and Zoom usage grew by 894% and 677% respectively.

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These tools allow you to deliver presentations to your fellow call attendees, replicating the feeling of in-person inductions.

The current environment for graduates and businesses looking to onboard new employees is vastly different from what we're used to. Graduates are being thrown into a tumultuous market with fewer prospects. Meanwhile, businesses are facing challenges in onboarding graduate talent remotely. However, with the right approach, you'll still be able to effectively integrate new employees into your business.

Sources

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/work-experience-and-internships/work-shadowing

https://www.dexway.com/5-reasons-why-online-lea...

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