So your company is now remote? How to smoothly onboard your new developers remotely
Presented by: Brittney Braxton
Due to the 2020 Pandemic, many companies were thrown into the world of remote working when they may have been previously very cautious and averse to embracing it. Some companies saw this new format as valuable for the business and stuck with it. Unfortunately, we cannot create a positive experience by translating everything to a remote setting. Ceremonies we held in real life can be less engaging or rewarding through a video conference.
This talk will draw from personal experience as I onboarded onto two companies remotely as a software engineer and what I've learned to be beneficial and detrimental to getting up to speed with work duties. I will compare these experiences to what published research exhibits with remote work and onboarding, and provide suggestions that can improve your team and company's next new hire's onboarding experience.