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Onboarding staff members, whether in a hybrid or office work environment, brings unique challenges.

Our Onboarding Staff Training course has been specifically designed for public sector organisations to help you create more effective onboarding processes.

Join People Development Consultant Marie Thake, to identify and overcome the challenges to onboarding; utilise digital tools and technology to support the virtual onboarding process and learn how to establish an online personal connection with new team members. Develop a customised virtual induction programme; create an engaging virtual culture and design a more effective remote onboarding plan.

Leave the day with a greater understanding of the onboarding stages to help you connect your new recruits to your team and organisation.


Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Marie Thake
People Development Consultant - Truly Inspired

Marie is a dedicated, passionate professional people development specialist, who runs her own Coaching and training business. She partners with organisations to make a difference to employees as individuals and enables them to feel engaged with the organisations they work for, leading them to achieve their own and their organisations’ vision.

Marie is passionate about having the ability to enthuse others to learn, through engagement, building trust and understanding what motivates people to perform. She has held her role of Director and People Development Consultant for over 10 years following her roles for companies such as Prudential, HBOS, ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Plan and prepare for your new starter
  • Use technology to welcome the new staff member to the team
  • Develop an engaging virtual culture
  • Gain practical advice to remotely establish a personal connection
  • Create a more successful remote onboarding plan
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:30

Remote Onboarding: Identify and Overcome the Challenges

· Benchmark your onboarding processes against other public sector organisations

· How the onboarding process changed when working remotely

· What has changed and stayed the same?

· Conduct a gap-analysis to identify what is missing in your current virtual onboarding proces

10:30 - 11:00

Utilise Technology and Digital Tools to Support the Onboarding Process

· Ensure you have the right technology and infrastructure in place

· Use technology to welcome the new staff member to the team

· Familiarise new staff members with the virtual tools that you might use

11:00 - 12:00

Remotely Establish a Personal Connection

· Gain practical tools and techniques to welcome the new member of your team

· Ensure they feel part of the team: organise socials, weekly catch-ups, encourage existing team members to reach out to them, have meetings with video to ensure you are visible at all times

· Utilise virtual meeting tools to enable seamless and effortless introductions as they would be in person


12:00 - 13:00

Design a Roadmap for Success

· Establish a meet and greet roadmap: help develop meaningful connections between new members and key stakeholders who they will be working with remotely

· Set clear and achievable timeframes

· Help them understand the roles and key responsibilities of people within the team and wider organisation

· Take a flexible approach to the virtual onboarding process; monitor and react where and when appropriate

· Develop a customised virtual induction plan, which can help you and the new staff member ensure they are receiving the necessary training and information

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Develop an Engaging Virtual Culture

· Learn how to explain the values and objectives of the team in a virtual setting

· Maintain the culture and keep remote employees engaged through establishing ongoing touchpoints and check-ins

· Explore the option of having organisation-wide or team-based video meetings

· Adapt programs and groups to a virtual environment: encourage staff to join socials, wellness programs and any team meetups

· Highlight positivity by maintaining a positive workplace culture

14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Create a Remote Onboarding Plan

· Ensure all your remote onboarding processes are fit for purpose

· Discuss and share new practices that can work for your organisation

· Document and refine the onboarding process to keep managers and staff informed

· Review the impact of your onboarding processes

16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways