Because of Covid-19 the workplace is changing and more and more people are now working at home and will be working at home. They will have little or no contact with their peers or management. Onboarding has its own set of problems - you have to orient people to their new organization and teach them not only about the policy, procedures, their job description, but also about the culture, how to interact with others, and how to fit in. This is difficult when you can’t walk them around and introduce them to others. This course is designed to make that task as easy and as thorough as possible. We cover the at-home worker’s:

  • Special needs and accommodations.
  • Needs for computers, software, training and other equipment.
  • View of the company - understanding its formal and informal structure.
  • Needs to “fit in”.
  • Ability to learn about and adapt to “our way” – the company culture and style.
  • Need to have information about relocating.
  • Needs to get to know and create relationships with management, teams, peers, etc.
  • Manager’s ability to manage the home-worker effectively.
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize some of the problems HR and others responsible for onboarding have for trying to assess the needs of the person they have never met.
  • Discover some techniques for those you have onboarded to become more comfortable.
  • Identify some of the changes management has to make to work with the at home employee.
  • Explore methods you - the person responsible for onboarding – can do to make onboarding the at home worker more successful.
Last updated/reviewed: August 6, 2023
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Member's Profile
A timely and helpful course during these times. The course provides interesting things to consider and put into place to improve the online onboarding process.

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Onboarding Those Working from Home8:18
  Special Needs and Accommodations4:17
  Understanding the Company10:13
  Fitting In12:05
  Rules-Norms "Our Way"10:56
  Relocating Employees4:51
  Management’s Role2:45
  Conclusion 1:34
  Onboarding Those Working from Home54:59
  Slides: Onboarding Those Working from HomePDF
  Onboarding Those Working from Home Glossary/ IndexPDF