Mind Tools L&D Podcast
Episode 249 — Starting a career remotely
Back in mid-March we spoke to Emerald Works' CEO John Yates and Frontline Pedagogy Lead, Laura Watkin, about their experience of starting senior roles remotely. This week on the Mind Tools L&D podcast, Gemma talks to freshly recruited team members from the same organisations - Emerald Works team member, David Sharkey and People Coordinator at Front, Simi Manik - on their remote onboard experiences. We discuss what remote onboarding involves - the positives and negatives, how it's different to joining a company "in person", and what organisations might consider doing to best support remote newbies.
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For over five years, The Mind Tools L&D Podcast (formerly The Good Practice Podcast), has been a must-listen for anyone working in HR or L&D. It’s an open, supportive, and accessible spaces to debate the world of work, with its mix of expert insights and good humor.
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