This qualitative study explored the recent virtual onboarding experiences of new hires at companies in the technology industry. The present study sought to answer two research questions: to identify the current practices of technology companies for virtually onboarding new hires and to understanding the self-identified needs of recent new hires in this industry around virtual onboarding. The study found that tech companies focus most heavily on formal orientation sessions, one-on-one meetings, and group meetings when virtually onboarding new hires. Additionally, four key themes emerged when exploring what new hires find most important during virtual onboarding. This study details each of these key themes and provides recommendations around how employers can better equip new hires and help them succeed via virtual onboarding.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Employee orientation; Virtual work -- Employees; Employees -- Attitudes
Date of Award
Graziadio Business School
Pavlina, Kaitlyn, "Assessing best practices for the virtual onboarding of new hires in the technology industry" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 1168.