249 — Starting a career remotely


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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"
  • what organisations might consider doing to best support remote newbies

Show notes

Gemma's tomato-based factoids came from James Wong's book, How to eat better.

Simi recommended the book Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala.

David's nugget about door frame heights came from Bill Bryson's At Home: A Short History of Private Life

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