remote teams hire people who will never sit in the office, it just the nature of a consulting team. cannot really work around it.
and at that. what is the benefit to being new, sitting in an office for a year... and having your whole team telework, so you never see them anyways? might as well allow telework from day 1.
for my team specifically, the manager determines telework eligibility case by case, but its around 6-9 months.