Orienting and onboarding new employees have always been a challenge for companies. But because of the pandemic, it became even harder for companies to brief new employees on policies, duties and responsibilities, and other things that will help them become productive members of the team. How should you train, welcome, and collaborate with employees when there are social distancing measures in place in your office? You can do that through corporate video production.
Thankfully, technology provides a way for you to train and welcome new employees even if they don’t have to come in the office just yet. When making a corporate video production, make sure that your main goals are front and center. What are these goals exactly? It’s to connect people, be explicit and intentional, and provide resources.
If you want your team to collaborate well, you have to make it a company policy for everyone to attend a meeting. This will allow them to work with each other under your supervision. It is easier to see the nuances and the differences among people when you are present in the room. Yes, even in your virtual conference room. Introduce the new employees to the rest of the team. Make sure that the senior members of the company know these new employees, too.
You should also connect people with their mentors and even a buddy if it’s possible. A buddy will be the person who guides the new employee around the workings of the office.
There are a lot of vague policies and unwritten rules in any organization. The success of an employee in your organization depends on his/her understanding of these unwritten rules. But this is especially hard when they’re forming connections virtually. You should brief them as much as you can about these unwritten rules. The corporate video production can discuss different scenarios that will force these new employees to discern what must be done.
Make sure that the video will also discuss the various resources available to your new employees. This includes tools, information, and equipment. Once they start working in the office (rather than a work-from-home setup), they should be comfortable enough in moving around. They should know that there are equipment, tools, and resources available to them. And if they need more help, they should know who to go to and what they can expect from the organization.