Working virtually often means being able to hit the ground running. Many employers who hire virtual workers or freelancers don’t have the time or the budget to train them before they start. These employers can’t always see the individuals they’re training or collaborating with; so having systems in place is crucial to making sure these new team members understand what’s expected of them and what they’re doing each day. Systems needn’t be elaborate, they just have to work. Here are a few I have in place to ensure my team runs smoothly:
- Welcome documents for all new team members to help them navigate through and understand their work schedule, payment and the pace of work
- A series of video tutorials to help train new team members and introduce them to the assignments they will handle
- An open door policy and a direct line to call me if ever there are questions or concerns
Would the aforementioned systems help you? What systems do you use to make sure things run smoothly in your business? Leave a comment and I’ll be sure to answer personally.
This is Shilonda Downing, signing off for Virtual Work Team LLC!