Onboarding into a new company requires a lot of energy and soft skills, especially if you're a manager. Multiply this by two if you've just relocated to a new country with a different culture. In this talk, I will disclose mistakes anyone can make while onboarding to a new culture from both points of view: a new employee and an employer. I want to share some insights on what can be done differently, what should be in your focus, and what small changes can improve onboarding. Key Takeaways:
- The differences between developer’s and manager’s onboarding.
- The actions that reduce the time reaching the self-sufficiency point for an employee and a manager.
- The biases that we should be conscious about during the onboarding.
- Essential things that you have to keep in mind when joining a company in a new (for you) country.