Remote onboarding

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic has meant working professionals and jobseekers have had to adapt to working from home to maintain social distancing. While it's a new and challenging situation for us all, Robert Walters can support employers looking to hire and onboard new talent.

Take a look at our hiring advice on leveraging technology, managing remote teams and embedding new talent into your organisation when hiring and onboarding from your home office.

Remote Onboarding Webinar

While growing your team remotely may be a new concept for many organisations, both hiring and onboarding can be done with the right technologies and organisation in place.

Leading businesses shared their experiences of creating and implementing remote onboarding programmes that keep new employees engaged.

Watch the webinar recording here.

Remote Onboarding: download the e-guide

Is your organisation geared to onboard staff remotely?

Experts at Robert Walters have devised a guide to onboarding your staff from home, to ensure your new recruits can add value and feel they are part of your organisation from the get-go.

From strategies to engage hires during notice periods, leveraging technology for remote onboarding, to mapping out an 'at home' induction, learn key tips for a smooth digital onboarding.

Download the e-guide here.

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The Robert Walters South Africa Half Year Market Update looks at the recruitment trends across various sectors at the halfway point and an outlook at H2.


The Robert Walters South Africa Half Year Market Update looks at the recruitment trends across various sectors at the halfway point and an outlook at H2.

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Tech tools to help run a smooth remote hiring process

The remote hiring process provides you with an opportunity to present your employer brand in an engaging way and if managed effectively will create a positive impact on your prospective employees.

Digitising your recruitment process

When you’re looking for new employees, face-to-face meetings tend to be the ultimate decider in whether you will hire someone to join your organisation. However, sometimes face-to-face meetings are not possible, and digitising your recruitment process can provide multiple benefits including speed to market, diversified shortlists and wider reach of employer brand.

Top tips to make a hiring decision without the physical handshake

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How to ‘avoid the awkward’ when conducting an interview on Skype

Creating a comfortable environment for both the candidate and the hiring manager is key to a productive interview, regardless of whether it’s taking place face to face or via Skype. But with a few different factors in the mix (poor internet connectivity to name but a few), how can you ‘avoid the awkward’ when conducting an interview on Skype?

How to manage the hiring process remotely

In the wake of COVID-19 and the fact that many employers are now exercising ‘remote working’, it means that hiring processes are also being completed remotely. Has your organisation planned and prepared for this shift in practice? Follow our top tips to ensure you continue to attract the right talent whilst hiring remotely.

Top 4 HR trends in workplace

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Top drivers of poor mental health at work

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How to support the wellbeing of your remote team

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How to achieve more productivity with your team working at home than the office

Achieving more productivity with your team working at home than the office

How to run effective one to ones meetings over Skype (or other online meeting programmes)

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How to be a strong leader in challenging times

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How to motivate and inspire your WFH team

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5 tips: How to run effective team meetings online

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Remote onboarding: Getting your business remote-ready

It’s important to make sure your business is ‘remote-ready’ to ensure your current team, and any new hires, are supported to make the transition to a home-based working environment. Take a look at your action plan to make your business remote-ready.

Remote onboarding: Plan of approach for the strategic HR department

Despite COVID-19 measures, recruitment and selection procedures continue in many organisations. Here are some useful tips that will help you set up a remote onboarding programme.

Onboarding remotely: Stay connected with your new hire

With all the trepidation that becomes with starting a new position, this can be intensified when beginning remotely. So how can employers keep new talent engaged and enthused about their new role? Learn here how you can keep your new starter connected and embed them into your team remotely.

Onboarding remotely: why should you still invest in talent?

While investing in the right talent is key to business continuity, for many employers, hiring a remote workforce is navigating completely new territory. Find out why it's important to invest in talent now, more than ever.

How to motivate staff in turbulent times

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The impact of workplace flexibility on productivity, engagement and diversity

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When should you consider hiring contract staff?

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