Remotely onboarding new employees bring unique challenges. With no physical office to welcome and connect new employees, how should the onboarding process adjust to match the circumstances?

This ‘Remotely Onboarding New Employees’ course has been specifically designed to help team leaders at your organisation best answer this question.

During the course of the day, attendees will be guided through essential key virtual onboarding stages to help connect your new recruit to the wider team and organisation.

Host this course for employees In-House (online or face-to-face) to identify and overcome the challenges to remote onboarding; utilise digital tools and technology to support the virtual onboarding process; 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.

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.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 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 has 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 process
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 using of having an 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 of 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