Archive: March 2020

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Remote Onboarding

A plan for onboarding a remote employee. I start with some tasks to undertake before the person starts, look at the first few days in-depth and then the rest of the onboarding process more broadly.
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Onboarding COVID-19: One Week Down

I've survived the first week and everything seems to be going really well.
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Workplaces recognise the importance of good ergonomics; at home we often make do with what we've got.
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Although I'm listing this under remote work tips, I feel it is a peripheral everyone in an office should have and use.
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When we have back-to-back meetings in an office we get a short break as we move between meeting rooms. This is time that can be used for a quick toilet trip, grab a drink, or just stretch our muscles. In a remote work environment we miss out on this opportunity, moving between meetings rooms is just a couple of clicks of the mouse; often we don't even stand up from our seat.
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Some of the guides I've read about remote working mention always having your video camera on when in a meeting. I've never paid much attention to it until most of my role is spent on video calls.
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Onboarding COVID-19: Starting to Settle In

After two days in a new role things are starting to settle down.
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Onboarding COVID-19: This Gonna Be Interesting

So, I've survived the first day. As expected, it was nothing like I expected.
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Onboarding COVID-19: Setting the Scene

It's Monday 23rd March 2020. I'm sitting in a park waiting to start my first day at a new job.
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Is the 70-20-10 Learning & Development Model a Dream for IT?

The 70-20-10 Learning and Development Model states that 10% of learning should be formal, 20% should be from peers and 70% through the course of employment. Is this realistic for IT professionals?
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WTM IWD - Women Techmakers International Womens Day 2020: Panel Discussion

On Wednesday, 11 March 2020 Google Developers Group Melbourne and Women Techmakers Melbourne hosted an event for International Women's Day. This is the second article and covers the panel discussion from the evening.
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WTM IWD - Women Techmakers International Womens Day 2020: Why We Should Advocate Ourselves More?

On Wednesday, 11 March 2020 Google Developers Group Melbourne and Women Techmakers Melbourne hosted an event for International Women's Day. With a presentation on biases and then a panel discussion there was a lot to take away and process from this event. This article is about the presentation by Bernadeth Lucanas that started the night.
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