We recognise that, over the coming months, it may become necessary for new hires to start work without being able to come into the office. While this presents challenges which many firms in the investment industry have not encountered before, it’s nothing that hasn’t been done by larger firms in the corporate world for years.
Fortunately, we have some experience of this ourselves, having had a couple of remote team members for several years. We therefore thought it might be helpful to share some thoughts on how to navigate this challenge. We’ve arrived at these through conversations with our clients who have done this before, discussion with contacts in other industries who have some expertise in the area, and examination of the lessons we have learned from our experiences working with remote staff.
Generally speaking, if you have a clear and thorough onboarding plan, you are likely already well set. If not, the process of setting one up during this period will stand you in great stead over the years to come.