Starting a new job is the final stage in the hiring process, and the beginning of a new career. While this is one of the most crucial steps in establishing a connection between a company and an employee, an increasing number of applicants have joined their new company remotely. Onboarding a remote employee is different from onboarding an on-site employee.

From our experience with remote teams and working with clients across the world, we give you our finest tips to succeed in your first steps on your remote job. 


Learn about the company’s virtual environment: 

It is critical to devote time to learning and understanding your new company’s virtual environment, whether it be an Intranet, CRM, or any other type of communication tool. You will have time during your training to learn how to use the many tools accessible to you. Mastering the virtual environment quickly is key for successful integration. 

Mariem, a lead generator at Qore, explains her integration into an international context: “I wanted to learn the tools quickly, collect usernames and passwords, and test the connections. This is also how I became acquainted with professional communication trends.”


Be familiar with your company’s organisational structure: 

Knowing the organizational structure is just as vital as understanding technical tools.  It’s like having a map that organizes everyone’s relations, clarifies who reports to whom, and who is responsible for what. When you seek answers to your work questions, you will want to be able to address the right person. So, by being proactive you can more smoothly adjust to the new team and organization and prove your value more quickly.


Communication is key to success in any professional role.  When it comes to remote work, it is even more crucial and necessary. Because you are not a few desks down from your co-workers or your manager, it is your responsibility to organize a weekly  one-on-one check-in session with them to discuss your objectives, to give and receive feedback, and daily duties. Also, you can always opt for an an-end-of-the-week comprehensive email to advocate for yourself and clearly state the progress you’ve made during the past week and the goals you’ve surpassed. This can be helpful for your manager to track your performance and monitor the workflow. 

Design your workspace:

Set yourself up for success in a place where you can focus on the tasks at hand. At Qore, we help our workers find their working styles and apply them to optimize their performances. Do you like being surrounded by white noise? Do you like to work with some music in the background? Work well in silence? Other things to consider are whether you’re motivated by taking small breaks throughout the day or a longer midday respite. This is the beauty of remote work, you feel motivated by your environment and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

Show curiosity and get to know your co-workers: 

Just like you would in a new office, take a step towards getting to know your new colleagues. For example, you can schedule a call of a few minutes with each of your colleagues to introduce yourself and get to know each other. At Qore, we advise our recruits to get in touch with their clients to get to know each other, especially in the first phase. This informal call will help you to better know the environment around you and even create bonds with your new team!

Keep track of time: 

As our clients and their offshore remote team members work in different time zones, at Qore, we believe it is crucial to get specific when discussing dates and times. While it may seem obvious to recognize a timezone, many have failed to do so when dealing with international colleagues or even organizing video calls with loved ones abroad. Because it is such a common mishap that has the potential to completely disrupt schedules, it is a piece of advice worth mentioning frequently if you work with international teams.


It’s never easy being the new person on a team and not being an onsite member can even make it tougher. Therefore, working from our offices, with the help of our management team, can take away that pressure and help you adapt to your new job properly.