Equip them for success
Connect in with IT and HR
HR Dive notes that collaboration between your company’s HR and IT departments is essential to virtual onboarding processes, from assisting with technical setup to providing virtual training materials.
Hardware and software
Will the new employee require company-provided IT equipment, or will they be expected to use their personal computer? If company hardware is required, can it be shipped to the employee’s house or can contact-free pickup be arranged? If they are using their personal device, can the required software, programs, and secure access to company systems be installed remotely?
Consider what the new employee will require to create an adequate workspace, and share this information in advance of their first day. For example, do they need a large desk to accommodate multiple screens, or a filing cabinet for storing work-related documents?