Remote onboarding: Divya's Story

"Starting a role during these unprecedented times can be extremely daunting, however, from the moment I started my application to now, I have had continuous support. The whole experience has been amazing, Gopal (Resourcing Specialist for Vodafone UK) has kept me updated along the way with regular check-ins. He made sure I had all of the relevant information and resources, needed, before my interviews and start date. 

The onboarding team sent me messages and useful blogs to read before I started as well as a countdown of the number of days until I started which made me feel very special. I was also give the onboarding teams contact details so I could ask them any questions whenever I needed, which was great. 

I had a call with my manager before I started so he could check-in and see if I had received all of my equipment. He helped me log in and set up to avoid any IT issues on my first day. I was assigned a buddy within my team, who reached out to me before I started and has since supported me. 

The wider team has given me the warmest welcome and I am very happy to be here! It has been a different experience, starting a new job from home – but I have had lots of video calls where I have been able to virtually meet the team and get to know them. The onboarding team has set up webinars where I am learning more about the business so I do not feel that I have missed out due to COVID. This has been my first virtual interview and on-boarding experience and it has been informative and very welcoming. I am grateful for the support that I have received so far and I am looking forward to my future with Vodafone!"

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International Women's Day 2021at Vodafone UK

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To mark International Women’s Day this year, we want to shine a light on all the inspirational women at Vodafone and the amazing people who support them. This isn’t just about our high-flyers or the ‘usual’ faces: we want to uncover the people doing extraordinary things in their everyday life, the #ExtraordinaryInTheOrdinary. Want to know more about Life at Vodafone? Click the button below! Tell me more!   

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Celebrations of International Women's Day 2021at Vodafone UK. Shining a light on Vodafone's truly inspiration women. We #ChooseToChallenge.

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Introducing the diaries of our virtual recruits

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During the lockdown, we continued to hire across the globe. We’ve continued to conduct interviews and we’ve continued to welcome new members into our teams. But this time it’s virtual.  Since the start of lockdown our digital journeys have been accelerated. We have welcomed over 345 new joiners in Vodafone Group-UK, alone. Our face-to-face interviews have moved to Skype and although many of our assessments were already online, more focus has gone into upskilling recruiters and improving the virtual assessment experience.  A lot has changed. Not just for our recruiting teams, but for our new joiners as well. Imagine joining a company without physically meeting anyone. Without ever stepping foot in your office. This has been the reality for many employees around the world. As we went into lockdown, we asked our new joiners to document their experience of joining a company virtually. We wanted to hear the truth about their excitement and concern in these uncertain times, and it’s been great to see from their video logs, that the experience has been positive.  This is how we #StayConnected while we #StayHome. In order to accommodate our new virtual lives, all of our new joiners are now invited to a virtual-induction which is spread out over the first week. They receive their IT equipment before day one, with clear guidance on how to set it up, and are involved in a week full of various activities and sessions to help them get started, feel included and get to know Vodafone better. Our employees have been inventing new ways to continue regular work-life, from home. From virtual cafés to surprise birthday cake deliveries. There are some perks to working from home. Like popping to your favourite bakery in between meetings or soaking up some well-needed vitamin D on a beautiful day. In many ways, these uninvited circumstances have brought us together in ways we didn’t expect. We’ve seen virtual yoga sessions, global webinars, we’ve even shifted from cards to videos for birthdays and those leaving us.  We appreciate these times are hard on everyone, but if you are currently looking for a new start, know that our recruitment process is all ready to go, from home. Check out our available opportunities now.  Search Careers 

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Here's how our new joiners have been getting on during lockdown!

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